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July 14, 2010, 12:04 am
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“Asexuality as a Human Sexual Orientation” by Jessica Engelman
July 13, 2010, 4:19 pm
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“Why this sudden emergence of asexuality? During the Victorian era, marriage was generally expected and strongly encouraged, but with the belief that abstinence would be upheld in the relationship except with the explicit purpose of procreation. These ideals continued at least in part into the 20th century until they were abruptly disrupted by the sexual revolutions of the 60s and 70s. This period of presumed purity worked fairly well for asexuals, especially for those seeking a romantic partner, since even women were (sometimes) socially permitted to refuse their husband’s requests for sex. However, any sexual activities or preferences deemed “unnatural” were stiffly condemned (in England homosexuality was punishable by hanging, imprisonment, or as in Oscar Wilde’s case years of hard labor), so any individuals fitting the definition of asexual would not try to bring attention to their “problem.” In the time between the introduction of liberal views on sex in the 60s to modern day the world seems obsessed with sex. To go one day in America without running into sex would require sealing oneself in a room containing only the Winnie the Pooh book series, and that is under the assumption that the individual would not think of sex spontaneously. When nearly every television show, movie, magazine, newspaper, novel, most songs, and even academic texts contain mention of sex, dating, or some other form of sexual attraction, asexuals feel extremely isolated from the rest of humanity. Only recently have asexuals (in addition to people with sexual “abnormalities,” “fetishes” etc.) been able to find others like them and form communities over the Internet—there are many older individuals on who married and/or had sex out of social obligation and just assumed there was something wrong with them when they didn’t enjoy it.”

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