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by pretzelboy
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Asexual Awareness Week 2011 Census
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

Asexual Awareness Week 2011 Census

As part of the preparation for Asexual Awareness Week 2011 next month, a census of the asexual community is being held and to goal is to have as many people to fill it out as possible. This survey is only intended for people who identify as asexual, demisexual, gray-asexual, or any combination of th...
by pretzelboy
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Updating of the AVENwiki
Replies: 20
Views: 8850

Re: Updating of the AVENwiki

The best dates I have for the end of the Official Nonlibidoism thingy is based on the wayback machine. I've also done some searches before to see it talked about on AVEN. Other than that, I don't know too much about it. My impression is that it never had much of an influence in the asexual community...
by pretzelboy
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from new member and question for admins
Replies: 8
Views: 3307

Re: Hi from new member and question for admins

I've heard of some anecdotal evidence from clinicians who suggested asexuality with very positive results. However, asexual identity seems to mostly (although not exclusively) be about people who have never really been interested in sex, whereas most of the stuff on HSDD is about people who used to ...
by pretzelboy
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from new member and question for admins
Replies: 8
Views: 3307

Re: Hi from new member and question for admins

Hi Ty, I may have been reading my own thoughts about some of the research into your comments... My own interest in HSDD largely stemmed my early attempts to find out everything I could about asexuality that I could. There wasn't much, so I thought that there might be some useful stuff that could per...
by pretzelboy
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from new member and question for admins
Replies: 8
Views: 3307

Re: Hi from new member and question for admins

Recently, there has been a considerable growth in the number of people researching asexuality, including a number who identify as asexual, almost all of whom are grad students. I'm also aware of a number who are presently in grad school and have plans to begin doing research on asexuality in the nex...
by pretzelboy
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Klinefelter's syndrome and gender
Replies: 8
Views: 5487

Re: Klinefelter's syndrome and gender

A blog that I follow, Crossdreamers had a rather interested post recently on the issue of trans infighting when four tribes go to war . Four sepratist groups and a unionist group are described: The People's Front of Judea 1. There are some organized crossdressers, who insist that they are gender var...
by pretzelboy
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Survey finds 3rd of young Japanese men not interested in sex
Replies: 6
Views: 4866

Re: Survey finds 3rd of young Japanese men not interested in sex

One quote really stands out to me: "Obviously, the most important reason for Japan's declining birth rate is that people are not having sex," Dr. Kunio Kitamura, head of the Japan Family Planning Association, told The Daily Telegraph." This is pretty clearly wrong. People can have lot...
by pretzelboy
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: the activism bug
Replies: 16
Views: 6097

Re: the activism bug

Well, this thread seems to have a weird way of talking about three very distinct things. I'm going to address the functional vs. innate asexual issue. To start with, at some level I have long thought that there is something to the distinction, though I've never come up with terms for it, largely bec...
by pretzelboy
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Plan B Ad
Replies: 23
Views: 15852

Re: Plan B Ad

Let me modify that a bit there Friday, I guess this is what annoys me a bit. People on AVEN are like sheep, a couple of people tell them how angry and offended they should be feeling and how they should sign some petition, and they just go along with it without much independent thought. It's all a b...
by pretzelboy
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Plan B Ad
Replies: 23
Views: 15852

Re: Plan B Ad

I interpreted the Plan B color scheme as blue with a bit of green--to see if the purple and gray for asexuality might be just coincidental, I made sure to check the colors for the product, and I didn't feel that they could at all explain the use of purple and gray.
by pretzelboy
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Plan B Ad
Replies: 23
Views: 15852

Re: Plan B Ad

I'm not sure I'd have too much of a problem with it if all there was was the video, but with the purple, gray, against a white background? I simply cannot accept that this is a coincidence. Either they saw us as a sort of joke and wanted to promote their product by making fun of us, or it was more m...
by pretzelboy
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: History: Asexuality & the Nonlibidoism society
Replies: 28
Views: 45533

Re: History: nonlibidoism society

Cool! Someone here should edit the AVENwiki's article on Apositive too! Yeeessss, the wiki wants someone to an article... On a more serious note, I haven't chimed in on this thread yet, but I've been following it attentively and I've found it absolutely fascinating. A couple of points: In my recoll...
by pretzelboy
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Why do I get the feeling this is a bad idea?
Replies: 33
Views: 10785

Re: Why do I get the feeling this is a bad idea?

I like to echo some of flergalwit comments and expand on them: In some ways, much of the discussion here may be premature. All that has occurred up to this point is that a) someone suggested the idea on AVEN, b) one member of the PT liked it and talked to other members of the PT about it, and c) som...
by pretzelboy
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Why do I get the feeling this is a bad idea?
Replies: 33
Views: 10785

Re: Why do I get the feeling this is a bad idea?

Then again, with the Project Team's complete lack of so much as an official statement regarding their stance in the whole flag debacle, it is not as though the PT carries much weight in the debauchery of the masses of AVEN anyway. And, since you've called all of us stupid anyway, I doubt you'd even...
by pretzelboy
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Why are sexual thoughts called 'dirty'?
Replies: 12
Views: 7309

Re: Why are sexual thoughts called 'dirty'?

Judaism and Islam don't teach that sexual thoughts/dreams are dirty. Some versions of Christianity seem to, those which teach that the "evil" of sex stems from Eve eating the apple. Most cultures seem to proscribe sex at certain times of womens' cycles (fear of blood) and married women (b...
by pretzelboy
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Why are sexual thoughts called 'dirty'?
Replies: 12
Views: 7309

Re: Why are sexual thoughts called 'dirty'?

While I lack a definitive answer, it is a matter I've thought about from time to time. In certain groups, there is a tendency to blame religion (or certain religions) for the idea that sex is dirty. To me, this seems myopic, and little more than at attempt to justify one's sexual ideology in spite o...
by pretzelboy
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Low sexual desire is not a disease. Stop FDA approval of Fli
Replies: 31
Views: 21582

Re: Low sexual desire is not a disease. Stop FDA approval of Fli

It would be more concentrated and would have the aura of medical/scientific authority behind it.
by pretzelboy
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Pathology and Asexual Politics
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: Pathology and Asexual Politics

A political question that those challenging the pathologization of asexuality must ask is whether to challenge the pathologization of asexuality only or whether to challenge the pathologization of sexual disinterest more generally. This is an important question because asexuals seem to be a small m...
by pretzelboy
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Pathology and Asexual Politics
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Pathology and Asexual Politics

Today, an article for the online magazine "The Sociological Imagination" was published: Pathology and Asexual Politics , and I'm very curious to find out what people think. Also, the same publication recently put out an article called Reflections on a year studying asexuality that's worth ...
by pretzelboy
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Recent "research" in the asexosphere
Replies: 3
Views: 2306

Re: Recent "research" in the asexosphere

I've also found the growth of information really encouraging. And the way that it came about is people who felt that there needed to be more out there and decided to do something about it.
by pretzelboy
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Repulsed asexuals
Replies: 31
Views: 13893

Re: Repulsed asexuals

Perhaps one substantial argument against needing labels for attitudes for sex is that most people in the asexual community seem fine without them, and for those who do, it's often not clear what they mean because of the ambiguity between attitudes about sex in the abstract (i.e. when it's other peop...
by pretzelboy
Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Are these things sexual or asexual?
Replies: 13
Views: 8588

Re: Are these things sexual or asexual?

I always thought Pan sexuality was sort of a linguistic crock; assuming no err on my part; Pan is ancient greek for "All" & using sexual in the usual sense of 'being sexually attracted to' , which is ludicrous no one is sexual attracted to all, to every stone, every bird bud, areoplan...
by pretzelboy
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Repulsed asexuals
Replies: 31
Views: 13893

Re: Repulsed asexuals

ARE repulsed and anti-sexual asexuals seen by outsiders at all? In all the media representations I've seen of asexuality, it seems like there is always the idea that "we're fine with sex as long as it doesn't involve us". (which obviously is only one point of view among many, but that's t...
by pretzelboy
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Low sexual desire is not a disease. Stop FDA approval of Fli
Replies: 31
Views: 21582

Re: Low sexual desire is not a disease. Stop FDA approval of Fli

I think this is one of those counter-factuals that is pretty much impossible to answer. The data was right there and the right decision was fairly obvious. The only doubt was that the FDA could potentially cave to pressure, which is why it was felt to be important to have counter-pressure from consu...
by pretzelboy
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Why do we organize as asexuals?
Replies: 33
Views: 17798

Re: Why do we organize as asexuals?

Research on asexuality will, I strongly suspect, challenge much of the current thinking about "sexual dysfunction" in sex research. /me encourages this outcome in the hopes that asexuals will become a rare scientific experiment commodity that will be well compensated ]}:) Don't get your h...
by pretzelboy
Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Oppression and asexuality
Replies: 13
Views: 10127

Re: Oppression and asexuality

As for AVENues: I'm trying. *refrains from ranting* Do you mean how AVENues hasn't had a issue published since March 2008? Or do you have objections to the article about whether asexuals are oppressed? If it's the latter, I'm very interested in getting feedback on the article. If it's the former, w...
by pretzelboy
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Are these things sexual or asexual?
Replies: 13
Views: 8588

Re: Are these things sexual or asexual?

I guess in my last post my link to the square of opposition was a bad way to explaon myself. Cold is the opposote of hot. If something is hot, its not cold. But if its not cold it may or may not be hot. It could be in the middle. Is the opposite of cold hot or not cold? That's the ambiguity in the t...
by pretzelboy
Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Why do we organize as asexuals?
Replies: 33
Views: 17798

Re: Why do we organize as asexuals?

The drug companies make a great many products that really do help people, but it's their marketing people that scare me (and a lot of other people.) If some drug company were to make some drug that the FDA approved for not-being-interested-in-sex-disorder (under whatever name), they would launch a h...
by pretzelboy
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Are these things sexual or asexual?
Replies: 13
Views: 8588

Re: Are these things sexual or asexual?

"Opposite" is a rather vague concept that works best for terms that come in pairs (and many words are felt to be contrastive pairs): black and white; hot and cold; short and long, etc. In other contexts, "opposite" is more problematic, for example in the square of opposition . Wh...
by pretzelboy
Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Why do we organize as asexuals?
Replies: 33
Views: 17798

Re: Why do we organize as asexuals?

No scientific reason? Seems to me that anything save the supernatural would be "scientific," so could you please elaborate. It is true I don't know where the funding for any of the asexuality or other sexuality research came from. But I'm willing to bet Kinsey got nothing from Pfizer, and...