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by KAGU143
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Asexuality and the pathologization of "deviant" sexuality
Replies: 11
Views: 8531

Re: Asexuality and the pathologization of "deviant" sexuality

It is interesting how Dr. Moser puts it all in perspective by referring to kleptomania and other disorders by name, and by suggesting that those disorders should be the primary focus of treatment. Perhaps this has been what you have been suggesting all along, Pretzelboy, and I just needed to see it ...
by KAGU143
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just another newbie :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: Just another newbie :)

Leave it to Marshall to try and out-weird the wierd! LOL.

Welcome to APositive, BeyondWeird. :)
The bar's always open! Image
by KAGU143
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Casual or Short-Term Dating
Replies: 16
Views: 10641

Re: Casual or Short-Term Dating

Well, I don't think I would even consider it today. 'Reason being: "Short term date" is simply another word for "One night stand." No thanks. Just because dinner and a movie is usually a good bit cheaper than hiring a prostitute? .... nope. Not here, it isn't. Several decades ago...
by KAGU143
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 94
Views: 27846

Re: Who are you?

LOL @ disjointed!
by KAGU143
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi There!
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: Hi There!

Hi Eras!

Welcome to Apositive! Pull up a virtual chair and make yourself at home.
by KAGU143
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Pre-asexuality views on sex?
Replies: 38
Views: 23936

Re: Pre-asexuality views on sex?

That is an interesting theory from your therapist, Heligan. It fits surprisingly well with some of the things that happened to me a long time ago, although I don't know that any kind of therapy could persuade me to WANT to change ... so I am happily asexual. It is interesting to consider, though. *p...
by KAGU143
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Getting more traffic?
Replies: 22
Views: 19365

Re: Getting more traffic?

Good to see you 'round these parts, Heligan! (I always read from the bottom up, so this is the first post I have seen from you.) I really appreciate your input! Our focus is slightly different from AVEN's since we are striving to collect and save as much factual information about asexuality as possi...
by KAGU143
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Getting more traffic?
Replies: 22
Views: 19365

Re: Getting more traffic?

Roy is right. All of the search engines know that we are here. We just don't have the traffic (yet) or the funds needed to push ourselves up to the front page of their search results. Also, I think it takes some sort of special tweak to the software to show when their bots are present, and we don't ...
by KAGU143
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Is asexuality intrinsically unromantic to sexuals?
Replies: 14
Views: 10847

Re: Is asexuality intrinsically unromantic to sexuals?

That is unfortunate, disjointed, but maybe for the best in the long term if she really thought that she needed to wield that sort of power over you. I have always thought that power in any relationship should be shared, and that open, ongoing communication is crucial in determining HOW it is to be s...
by KAGU143
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: pleasure to make your acquaintance
Replies: 7
Views: 7426

Re: pleasure to make your acquaintance

Hi Fangirl.

No need to be articulate. Kick back and enjoy the site. I know it seems pretty quiet around here, but don't let that fool you.

*lurks in the woodwork*
by KAGU143
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Hello

Hi Anna,
Let me hop on board and second (third?) what Dargon and Jicragg have said --
You don't sound weird at all!

And a big Welcome to Apositive!
by KAGU143
Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: What do *you* think causes Asexuality?
Replies: 13
Views: 7081

Re: What do *you* think causes Asexuality?

I agree that it doesn't matter, but the geek in me still wants to understand all sorts of things "just because." (Needless to say, I drove my parents absolutely nuts with the constant "WHY?" questions and I still haven't outgrown the habit of questioning everything.) I think that...
by KAGU143
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Hello, A Thank You, and a Little About Myself
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: A Hello, A Thank You, and a Little About Myself

Welcome to Apositive, Chris.

It isn't uncommon at all for asexuals (or near-asexuals) to find that their attractions to others are based more on personality than plumbing. 'Nothing wrong with that in my opinion.
by KAGU143
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: What do *you* think causes Asexuality?
Replies: 13
Views: 7081

Re: What do *you* think causes Asexuality?

I don't really know. My suspicion is that it is a combination of personality and life experience. So ... what causes people to have different personalities? Something which hasn't been mentioned on AVEN (unless I missed it, which is possible) is that such a large number of asexuals are classified as...
by KAGU143
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: What utensil would you be?
Replies: 28
Views: 9393

Re: What utensil would you be?

I would probably be the easy-bake oven!

Well ... unless I were a bottle opener. ('Started to say corkscrew, but that just sounded wrong for an asexual!)
by KAGU143
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: Hello

Welcome to Apositive, apsaf. I agree that a certain amount of silliness can be a good thing as long as it doesn't get out of hand. (There are some plans to dedicate a small area of Apositive to a more socially-oriented format but that is still pending.) In the meantime, kick back and relax! -Greybird
by KAGU143
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: AVEN is down!
Replies: 3
Views: 2206

Re: AVEN is down!

AVEN is down indeed! This time it isn't due to any kind of perceived TOS violation on their part, or anything like that. As I understand it, there is something very messed up in the database and it is proving to be a colossal headache to straighten out. (Any unoccupied systems admins in the house???...
by KAGU143
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salutations from Sister S.
Replies: 16
Views: 6580

Re: Salutations from Sister S.

Welcome to Apositive, Sister Sojourn. This site is calmer and more information-oriented than AVEN and, since we discourage completely meaningless posts, it doesn't seem to appeal to the "youngsters" quite as much. Nonetheless, it can be a good place to meet like-minded individuals. Stick a...
by KAGU143
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 94
Views: 27846

Re: Who are you?

Davey!!! *glomps* Of course I remember you! AVEN isn't the same happy little village that it used to be; it's more of a metropolis now, I think, but I still hang out there regularly. I guess I don't know any better, eh? Welcome to A+. I don't post very much here but I definitely approve of the senti...
by KAGU143
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: The rest of your identity
Replies: 90
Views: 33645

Re: The rest of your identity

I am a professional cynic. And I love it. When you say you're a "cynic" do you mean you're critical of human conduct, you're a follower of the ancient Greek philosophy...or you just like to bark at people? :lol: I was thinking that being a professional means that you are getting paid for ...
by KAGU143
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: Poston and Baumle 2005
Replies: 20
Views: 7683

Re: Poston and Baumle 2005

It was useful to me because I could see that they were taking us absolutely seriously and because they seem to believe that asexuality needs to be researched in more depth. I think they missed the boat when they tried to categorize people who haven't had sex in the past year as asexual, however. I t...
by KAGU143
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: What do you call your relationships?
Replies: 30
Views: 12151

Re: What do you call your relationships?

I refer to Kæth in a variety of ways, but, like School of Fish said, they are all just verbal shortcuts. Examples would be: boyfriend, partner, significant other, one of my best friends, etc, etc. What I call him in my head when I think about him is too complex to translate into words. It includes a...
by KAGU143
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Why not have sex?
Replies: 25
Views: 8574

Re: Why not have sex?

I have often wondered about this topic, and I'm not sure where I stand, either. I don't know exactly what it is about the idea of sex that repels me. I think what I dread the most is not the sex itself , but the thought that it might somehow become expected of me, or - even worse - wanted and expect...
by KAGU143
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: The rest of your identity
Replies: 90
Views: 33645

Re: The rest of your identity

I know there are some mountainous areas in some parts of the state, but there would still be no escape from that hellish heat. I also have an absolute horror of tornadoes which borders on a full-blown phobia. I don't care much for electrical storms, either, because I've had several close calls with...
by KAGU143
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: The rest of your identity
Replies: 90
Views: 33645

Re: The rest of your identity

Aside from the odd weather, what's to hate about Texas? <-lifelong Texan Well, the weather is a big part of it. I didn't mention it above, but I don't have the ability to sweat normally so high temperatures are very bad for me. That means that I am essentially confined to the house during most of t...
by KAGU143
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: The rest of your identity
Replies: 90
Views: 33645

Re: The rest of your identity

I'm an aviculturist, a wildlife artist, a bird taxidermist, a gardener, a part-time rock collector, an avid reader of sci-fi and adult fantasy, and all sorts of other things. I live on 3 acres in a rural area without paved roads or high-speed internet. (yet!) I'm in a committed R elationship with a ...
by KAGU143
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Sex on TV [...and in books] (Adult Content to be expected!)
Replies: 29
Views: 12642

Re: Sex on TV [...and in books] (Adult Content to be expected!)

I'm not bothered at all by sex in movies or TV as long as it is a logical part of the plot. I admit to being a little bit old-fashioned, insofar as I tend to disapprove of casual/cheap sex being portrayed as a good thing with no bad consequences. I object because I feel that the show is intentionall...
by KAGU143
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: Points of entry
Replies: 37
Views: 11326

Re: Points of entry

I agree. I have never had a problem getting along with people of any sexual orientation. They are still only people, after all. The vast majority of people are amazingly simple to deal with if you are willing to take the time to learn how to do it. A couple of very well known books contain all of th...
by KAGU143
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 94
Views: 27846

Re: Who are you?

I'm GBRD143, or Greybird, on AVEN. I'm a mod over there but I'm still laying low here.
My avatar over there is a picture of a kagu, and since it is the same basic thing here I decided to use it in my name.
by KAGU143
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Relationships vs relationships.
Replies: 40
Views: 14597

Re: Relationships vs relationships.

Oi .... it's still dark and my coffee hasn't kicked in, but I want to try to clarify what I wrote. *crosses fingers* Wish me luck! I'm gonna need it ... The effects of oxytocin would be one of those subjects that I would REALLY like to have listed in our collection of research. My memory isn't as re...