Asexual relationship dating
Their top responses are as follows: This is the worst by far in my opinion.
At best, it’s a joke that delegitimizes our identity by suggesting asexuality is something that will just go away with a good lay.
Corrective rape happens, and being threatened with it is terrifying.
People have a right to say no to sex for any reason, and pathologizing people who simply have no sexual desire sends the message that it isn’t okay to not want sex.
I recently published a story about my experiences as a person who is asexual.
Writing this story felt important to me because there are a lot of misconceptions about asexuality and many well-intentioned people who, consequently, have no idea how to be supportive.
Editor’s Note: The author of this article defines asexuality as a lack of desire for sexual intimacy, but recognizes that so many people define asexuality differently for themselves.
People actually claim to believe that rape will “fix” the perceived “problem” by, supposedly, causing the victim to enjoy their assault. This is about exerting power and nonconsensual dominance over some one as a tool to attack a part of their identity.This one is almost always well meaning, but it’s hard to deal with because it puts people on the defensive.