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http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/05/health/single-people-partner/index.html

1/5/2018

 

It mentions asexuality about halfway down. 

 

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Single people are having more sex than married people.

Moving past the teens and on to people 18 and older, the same holds true: Adults are having less sex than they used to. Analyzing survey data collected from more than 26,000 people between 1989 and 2014, researchers found that the average person now has sex around nine fewer times per year than the average person in the early '90s.
 
But not all groups followed the same sexual trajectory -- the drop was especially pronounced for the people who were married or divorced, compared to people who had always been single. In fact, according to one of several ways of looking at the data, singles are now having sex more often than married people are.
 
And then there are people that aren't having sex at all. The idea that there are some people who just do not experience sexual attraction has a more prominent place in our cultural consciousness today, something for which the the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), founded in 2001, gets much of the credit.
 
By 2017, there was enough research on asexuality, including large-scale studies, to justify a review article in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Defying the early skepticism on the topic, authors Lori A. Brotto and Morag Yule concluded that asexuality is a unique sexual orientation, one that applies to up to 3 percent of adults, and not a sexual dysfunction or psychiatric disorder.

 

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Stheg

Neat to see asexuality mentioned in a somewhat positive light. :)

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Kylocks

Heck yeah!!!

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Just Somebody
1 hour ago, Stheg said:

Neat to see asexuality mentioned in a somewhat positive light. :)

Aven was mentioned too.

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Stheg
1 minute ago, Just Somebody said:

Aven was mentioned too.

That too. :)

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vega57

Awesome article! 

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FictoVore.
3 hours ago, scarletlatitude said:
And then there are people that aren't having sex at all. The idea that there are some people who just do not experience sexual attraction has a more prominent place in our cultural consciousness today, something for which the the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), founded in 2001, gets much of the credit.
 

But wait, asexuality doesn't mean you don't want sex. You can want and actively seek sex (for your own pleasure) with 12 different people a day and still be asexual...

 

....*cough* Sorry, couldn't stop myself from saying that. It's embarrassing that not only do some very vocal people here say that's true (and have started spreading it around off AVEN as well) but they also claim that psychologists and academics would agree with them.. it's like certain people don't want asexuality to actually mean anything Y_Y

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LoveStrut

This is awesome to hear! Thanks for sharing. Glad there's more and more visibility and research as time goes on. Would anyone happen to have the review article mentioned as a file that I could read?
 

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RoseGoesToYale
On 1/6/2018 at 9:29 PM, scarletlatitude said:

concluded that asexuality is a unique sexual orientation, one that applies to up to 3 percent

Whoa, we're up to 3 percent? :o That's a big jump from 1 percent back in that 90s study.

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vega57
5 hours ago, RoseGoesToYale said:

Whoa, we're up to 3 percent? :o That's a big jump from 1 percent back in that 90s study.

And I suspect it will jump even HIGHER...

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oldgeeza

There's never been a better time to be single.........from 1991 to the present :) for me

 

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chandrakirti

Same here....20/11/1989 till now. Even my daughter prefers not to live with her SO, even though they're all  loved up, she likes her freedom too!

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