Throw a rock in February, and you can find someone complaining about Valentine’s Day.But for some people, the way sex and even romance are pushed at them on the 14th of February is indicative of something more difficult than just this day of chocolate and obligatory flowers.
And if the connection goes away, they become ugly,” said Fawkes.An asexual does not deal with these attractions in the first place; they aren't repressing anything.Despite being a thing for, well, forever, people are only beginning to study and understand asexuality.Oh, and if you hang around the asexual community for very long, chances are you'll come across many references to cake. According to the Asexuality Archive, it's a reference to the idea that asexuals would rather have cake than have sex.For what it's worth, people from most backgrounds and orientations would agree that cake is pretty great, and in some instances better than sex. It’s Alexander who said, “We make a lot of invisibility jokes,” and that invisibility somewhat extends to the research community. Estimates on the number of asexuals are based on self-reporting and, therefore, are flawed. Well, wildly from a statistical standpoint, anyway.But, for now, let’s go with 1 percent, a figure arrived at by Canadian researcher Anthony Bogaert, though Bogaert suspected this number was pretty low.In a world where the complexities of human sexuality are being addressed and accepted, asexuality warrants attention as well.As you might imagine, though, asexuality can make a person's dating and romantic life somewhat tricky.Ne is equal to he/she/they, nem works like him/her/them and nirs subs in for his/hers/theirs.Fawkes is (among other things) a nerd who has intense feelings about nir favorite fandoms, is in a long-distance romantic relationship, uses a wheelchair due to a medical condition called Stills and is an old friend of mine from Catholic school.