About LGBT rights: Did you know there are “asexuals” besides homosexuality?

May 17 is the “International Day Against Homophobia, Bisexuality and Transphobia” established by the United Nations. Many people’s impression of sexual minorities still stays in LGBT, that is, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual.
LGBT has been updated and it is now LGBTQIAPK!

No kidding, this is the latest version of the classics and it stands for: LGBT plus queer, intersex (people born with two sex organs), asexual, pansexual, poly ), special hobbies.

LGBTQIAPK: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual, Pansexual and Polygamous, and Kinkiness.
It even has a longer version, LGBTQQIP2SAA. This is long enough that I want to roll my eyes, so I won’t translate it. In short, the international community has evolved to allow more and more people to define themselves by various non-heterosexual identities.

The highlight of this article is “asexuality”, so what is it?

“Asexual” = Sexual Dysfunction? NO NO!
Asexuality is simply explained: a person who almost never desires sex, and who almost never acts sexually. It may sound like a disorder, but it’s completely different from sexual dysfunction. In simple terms, sexual dysfunction is “I can’t”, and asexuality is “I don’t want to, but I can.”

The vast majority of sexual behavior is based on sexual desire (of course, “polite sex”, also known as courtesy sex, occurs in a few cases). We can already understand that some people have great desires for the opposite sex, some people have desires for the same sex, and some people have desires for both men and women. These are all normal. Since sexual desire is sexual, it can be inferred by the same reason that some people have no sexual desire for everyone, which is also very normal.

The scope of this sexual behavior is very wide, not only the last step, asexual people are not interested in connecting kisses and physical touching.

How many people are asexual? More than you might think anyway.

Of course, the research on asexuality is just beginning, and the standards for various research methods vary, but the general picture is this:

According to a British study, about 1.1% of the population is asexual.
According to a study in the United States, about 3.4% of men and 2.5% of women are likely to be asexual.
A study on sheep showed that, yes, that is the animal, 2-3% of the sheep have no sexual interest in other sheep at all, and the researchers “tributed” to the survey respondents several sheep with shiny and round wool, same-sex and opposite-sex. Sheep have it! It’s just that 2-3% of the sheep like to eat grass and eat grass, and they like to be in a daze, and they have no sexual interest in the three thousand harem beauties sent over!

It seems that the proportion is small, but considering the population of China, even if we take the smallest value, 1% of the population, that is 14 million people! 1400 million people have absolutely no “sexual interest” to the same sex, the opposite sex, human beings, or any species! The world is 70 million!

Bottom line: It’s one thing to be asexual, but asexual can still fall in love with someone else. For asexuals, libido and love are unbundling!

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