06 03 12 - 19:31Is it asexuality, or just waiting around for the elusive person you want to have sex with:
In the opening scenes of the documentary, director Angela Tucker asks people to tell her what asexuality means to them. "I thinkâ¦ moss is asexual?" one woman ponders, while another talks about tadpoles.
Listen to asexual people talk about everyday life and you realise they face social minefields that don't affect people of other sexualities. "Living in a world that holds the romantic and the sexual as the highest ideals possible is difficult," says Bryony, a 20-year-old biology student from Manchester. "The most pervasive effect on my life at the moment, as a student, is how many conversations revolve around sex and the sexual attractiveness of certain people that I just don't really want to join in with." - The Guardian
Sex may be most fulfilling when we're with someone who, if a pregnancy happened, we'd want to be more closely bonded to. We could see being a family with this person.
Most of the time, it's someone mediocre whose main attribute is a willingness to say YES. In our society, virginity is treated like a burden and constant propaganda to be having sex or in a relationship turns people into whores who accept second-, third-, fourth- and fifteenth-best in order to not be seen as losers, loners, or whatever meme-insult the media hive mind has generated this week.
Asexuality, also rising in Japan, is more a reaction to the consequences of sexual liberation instead of sexual liberation itself. Great: we can have sex with anything at any time. All that does is reveal how few of those we actually want to have sex with.
In turn that reveals that sex perhaps serves a lower function, not a higher one. We want to find the right person and have sex with them, not have sex with people and hope one turns out to be OK.
In a recent government survey, 61 percent of unmarried men aged 18 â 34 said they did not have a girlfriend. Half of unmarried women surveyed were single with most saying they were content with their status.
âBetween work and home, there are few opportunities to meet people anymore,â said 40-year-old Megumi Shiga, who attended the matchmaking event.
The romantic malaise isnât limited to adults. A separate study found more than a third of teenage boys aged 16-19 showed no interest in sex. - ABC
When everything is equal, nothing is exceptional.
And then boredom and futility set in.
Welcome to entropy -- I mean progress.