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“Asexuality: it’s not just for amoebas anymore”

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People with no desire to connect sexually with another person now have their own website. It’s run by AVEN, or Asexual Visibility and Education Network. I found the site’s content itself to be disappointingly rational. They aren’t trying to recruit anyone or decry “sexuals,” as they call us. They are just people who find themselves without the need to have sex with anyone.

The site is well put together and the members are apparently being tapped by journalists from as far away as Finland to discuss their unusual proclivities. Asexuality is very hot right now.

They have some great T-shirts. One, which I quoted in the title, declares, “Asexuality: it’s not just for amoebas anymore.” Another sports a flaming “A.” Others say, “No sex please” and “This is what an asexual looks like.”

I think it would be funny to go around wearing the amoeba t-shirt but maybe I’m too old. I also have failed to purchase a Bat Boy t-shirt depicting him on the cover of the Weekly World News tabloid and I have failed to follow through on my plan to manufacture T-shirts which say, “I’m Not Pregnant, I’m Fat” and alternatively, “I’m not Fat, I’m Pregnant”* and market them to men and women of all sizes. Maybe you want to follow through on the last one for me. Just send me some free t-shirts in extra large. Thank you.

To buy t-shirts AVEN’s asexuality celebrating t-shirts, click here.

To see their website, click here.

*actual t-shirt in the seventies

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  • I wonder what percentage of these people were sexually abused, quite honestly.

    That is all.

  • Don’t know.

  • Doesn’t anyone think asexuals are interesting?

  • AJH

    1% of the population is thought to be asexual, and while some may have been abused (just as are people of other sexual orientations) asexuality is not repression of sexuality, which could result from abuse, but the lacking of any interest at all in sex, which isn’t caused by abuse.