If I’ve ever seen one I’d say asexuality is a trend, not a problem or issue to the general public. This may be closed minded to some but to the world homosexuality is in the spotlight and while homosexuality gets more and more media coverage it leads to the creation of groups and organizations striving to stand out as well.
Asexuality is by local description a disconnect from the regular social behavior of human nature. While where it originated from is the word asexual; The lack of sex or sexual organs. Unless your budding or multiplying yourself through duplication I would not consider asexuality your behavior as a person.
Seeing as I have friends who describe themselves as a asexual. It bothers me mainly on opinion of the fact they do have sexual organs. The outcome of this brings me to conclude that;
- 1. Something either traumatic had happened in their youth.
- 2. Experience intense anxiety — even panic — at the thought of any sexual interaction.
- 3. Feel fear, terror, or disgust about a specific kind of activity, such as sexual intercourse or contact with genitals.
- 4. Insecurity over their psychical appearance.
While some of these people enjoy hugging, kissing, and similar touching, others find that their feelings of revulsion or anxiety extend to all physically intimate contact.
This brings me to the conclusion; Genophobia or the fear of sex. A person can be subjected to genophobia by trauma in their past such as rape, molestation, incest, insecurities, and as a result of preexisting fears (nosophobia, gymnophobia, etc). The extreme fear can lead to trouble in romantic relationships. Those afflicted by genophobia may stay away from getting involved in relationships to avoid the possibility of intimacy. This can lead to feelings of loneliness. Genophobic people may also feel lonely because they may feel embarrassed or ashamed of their personal fears. Not to mention erotophobia(fear of sex or negative attitudes about sex) can also be described with genophobia.
So is asexuality really the correct term or is genophobia the real issue?