Hat tip to my mother for telling me about a radio show on asexuality, and for making me laugh: "Compared to these people, you gals are practically promiscuous!" she quipped.
Actually, reading this piece did make me wonder...
Now, I've nothing against asexuals, but why do they get a "free pass" nowadays, when the more sexually conservative women take all the heat? I'm not suggesting that people should start smirking at asexuals too, but the difference in treatment is revealing.
We've talked about how modesty is prudery's true opposite, right? Reserving sexuality for the sake of protecting its power, and so forth and so on. Well, lately I've been thinking that maybe promiscuity could really be related to asexuality--since without integrating the emotions, sex tends to be "no big deal." We've certainly all seen examples of exhibitionism being perfectly consistent with a low sex drive.
So now for Exhibit B: I was recently catching up on my Booker Rising reading--specifically, a debate about our Taylor Moore's last blog. Booker Rising has some great discussions, and at the end of this particular comments section, a man named "Aaron" castigates "Nina" for believing in premarital absinence, then ends by saying that sex, after all, is no biggie:
Stop worrying about sex and start concentrating on the important things in life my conservative sister.
So sex is really not that important, after all?
What do you make of this?