"Lack of Sexuality as a Silent Problem" (Stigma and denial of…
"Lack of Sexuality as a Silent Problem"
Process of self discovery and comfort
Awareness of of the normalcy of it
Sense of belonging
Not everyone knows who they are, it takes time
The education of the subject
Validation of oneself
Education on the range/ spectrum of sexual attraction and existence important
Not every sexuality is the same
School programs limited to boy-girl relationships and sex itself
Effects those who do not feel sexual attraction
Feel broken, wrong, not normal
Not well-known sexuality
Some who are in the community do not know it
Lack of studies on it
Long-term effects of those who know/ don't know
Normalcy to not have sexual attraction
Stigma and denial of asexual spectrum
Fear of self
If you lack sexuality "you" are wrong/ off
Chemical imbalance, suppression, not real
Those around you, especially adolescence "feel this", talk about it, hormonal teens
They feel it, so should you
Lack of talk on the lack of sexual attraction and the possibility of not being attracted to others
Possible to be on spectrum and in a happy relationship
How do traditional marriage/ relationship roles play into this?
Lack of questioning, tradition, "get married have kids"
Those suffering in silence or ignorance because of norms and family pressure
Stigma in community elsewhere- bisexuals
Asexual might exist, but not the spectrum
Normalizing lack of sexuality
Variances in the spectrum
Asexual, demi-sexual, gray-sexual, etc.
Sexual attraction can exist with limitation
Does not make one "fake" or non-existent
Realization of lack of info.
Effects living in a homophobic society has
Can take years to discover/ realize sexual orientation
Added complication of romantic orientation
What's the difference? explain!
LGBTQ+ education limited itself
Why a spectrum? Not just asexual