Saturday 23 January 2016

The Reasons Some Asexuals Masturbate

In Nigeria homosexuality is prohibited and attract 14 year imprisonment.While sexual orientations beyond heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality are beginning to receive more attention and understanding from mainstream culture and the media, asexuality remains fairly misunderstood especially in developed countries.
According to The Asexual Visibility And Education Network (AVEN) an asexual is defined as "someone who does not experience sexual attraction". And notes that, "unlike celibacy, which people choose, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who [they] are."

Asexuality is an orientation: "Sexual attraction is the core element of what defines sexual orientation. Therefore, if you lack sexual attraction for others then you can understand asexuality within a sexual orientation framework. You don’t have a kind of directionality towards other people, but it’s still understandable within a sexual orientation framework and that’s why I construe it as a separate sexual orientation."

Asexuality is not a disorder: "From a medical health standpoint, there’s not much evidence that asexual people who self-identify as such are necessarily distressed by the lack of sexuality or lack of sexual interest or lack of sexual attraction to others. And therefore, that’s a main criterion that we should be using in thinking about when we’re thinking about [whether or not it is] some kind of mental or health disorder."

There is an asexual spectrum: Some [self-identifying asexual] people report some level of sexual interest and some level of sexual attraction, although it’s very low... and may report that [they define themselves as] 'gray-a' or 'graysexual.

Then there are individuals [known as 'demisexuals'] who report that they only have a sexual interest within a very specific context and that context is if they are very romantically attached to someone, then they have perhaps some level of sexual attraction for that specific individual. But their sexual attraction is not broad based in the way that average typical people in a romantic relationship will have sexual attraction for their romantic partner... For these demisexual people, there’s a predominant kind of sexual interest that’s only focused within the context of romantic relationships.

And then of course there’s other asexual people who don’t have any sexual attraction whatsoever, even in the context of any kind of romantic relationships.

Source: HuffingtonPost

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