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Asexuals and Celibates: The Forgotten People

Updated on September 30, 2012

In a world so obsessed with sex, where media and culture endorses that people become more and more open in their sexuality, and where different forms of sexual aspects are being studied and analyzed such that taboos are shattered, a group of people has been left behind: the celibates and the asexuals.

It’s even incredible that when I type “asexuals” in Word or a program which detects grammar errors, the word is underlined with the red mark, as if this word, “asexuals” is a typo. Yet, “bisexuals”, “heterosexuals” and “homosexuals” are correct. Ridiculous. Asexuality is out there and there is a percent of people, around 2% of human population, who feel absolutely no sexual attraction. They exist and they must be considered even if they are a minimal percent. Together with the celibates- those who may not necessarily be lacking sexual attraction but do not give any importance to it, they are a significantly larger percent and yet they are bombarded by the society who is more and more sexually sick, some who are weak and succumb to the pressure being unnecessarily unhappy.

This hub won’t be long, but it would be good if you read some of my other hubs related to how our world must be much more interested in other aspects that are not related to sexuality; asexuals and celibates should have a space and be respected, and not be forced to feel or do something they can’t. If you are a person who believe all people must have a partner or must have some sort of sexual interaction, then you are having a very closed mind. Our Universe is diverse and diversity should always be respected. If we have to respect people with their sexual orientations then we must respect those who do not have it or those who choose to focus on other things.


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      Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Excellent hub, wrote a similar one! Yes, there are normal people who are not interested in sex. Contrary to what many people believe, they have quite fulfilling lives and they are not losers by any stretch of the imagination. Great subject, voted up!