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Understanding what it means to be asexual

Sexual attraction is universal in humans. One of the hallmarks of puberty is the arrival of sexual libido, when we see a sharp increase in sexual fantasies and the desire for sex.<p>There is a prime evolutionary motive to have sex – to reproduce and to pass on our genetic makeup to our offspring. So …

Meeting and Understanding the Asexual Community

A photographer and sociologist team up to get a firsthand perspective from eight asexuals.<p>Do you know any asexuals? It's a question that can seem baffling. Until recently, it probably provoked little more than a dim recollection of middle-school biology. But that began to change about 15 years ago, …

Asexuals seek to raise awareness of the ‘invisible orientation’

By Ellen McCarthy<p>, Reporter<p>On a table in a Chinatown pizza place sat a toy birthday cake.<p>It was a symbol to newcomers looking for the Asexuals of the Mid-Atlantic Meetup that they had found the right group. Because after all, what’s better than sex? Cake.<p>Six people in their 20s and 30s showed up …

Three People Open Up About What It's Like to Be Asexual

"Even if I can tell someone is attractive, I don't want to do anything sexual with them."<p>According to the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), an asexual person is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. "Unlike celibacy, which is a choice, asexuality is a sexual …

Relationships

Is asexuality on the road to acceptance?

Most people find the idea of asexuality, a life free of sexual attraction, baffling at first. But that’s changing, according to the editor of a new …

Va-Va-Bullshit: How Latina 'Spicy & Sexy' Stereotypes Affect Asexual Latinas

It’s no surprise that in the U.S. landscape, Latinas are still seen as hot, hypersexual women with copious fertility and uncontrolled reproduction. But these sexuality and reproduction myths and stereotypes mixed with real cultural pressures to be a mother can be harmful to asexual Latinas — …

This is what it's like to live a life with no sex.

As long as I can remember, I’ve never been interested in dating.<p>When I was 14 and my friends started talking about boys, I decided that my own lack …

From happy to hangry: The 12-step emotional guide to a hunger-induced melt down.

It’s a friggin emotional rollercoaster.<p>If you’ve been living under a rock (under another rock that’s beneath a glacier, formed some time in the …

How to Tell If You Are Asexual

<i>The following excerpts are from the upcoming book</i> The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality <i>by Julie Sondra Decker, out September 2014.</i> …

Asexual Relationships, Masturbation And Romance In The Ace Community (INFOGRAPHIC)

<i>This is the third part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexuality, debunk common misconceptions and discuss the challenges the asexual community faces.</i><p>Masturbation doesn't make you sexual, says sex expert Lori …

'Finally, a question about something important:' Stephen Hawking answers question on One Direction

The physicist has charmed fans with a multiple universe theory showing that former member Zayn Malik could still be in the band<p>On Saturday night, the physicist Professor Stephen Hawking discussed the universe, motor neurone disease and the future of the planet – and former One Direction member <b>Zayn</b> …

Even hackers are concerned Obama and Clinton's emails remain vulnerable

Russian hackers infiltrating White House email system last year raises ‘red flag’ that Obama’s BlackBerry and Clinton’s ‘home brew’ system are also susceptible<p>Related: Russian hackers read unclassified Obama emails – report<p>Cybersecurity experts are increasingly concerned that both President Barack …

Hillary Clinton

WhatsApp Hits 800 Million Users — 1 Billion by Year-End?

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, continuing a pace of growth that may put the mobile messaging app on track to hit one billion users later this year.

Dow Jones

The Basics of HTML and CSS Coding

Have you ever wanted to make your own website, but those other webbuilders are too expensive? Look no further for an intro to HTML and CSS …

Web Development

Make an IOS App With Swift

Introduction: Make an IOS App With Swift<p>About: Alex Wulff More About AlexFW »<p>Think about it. After completing this tutorial you can tell your friends …

Social Media Can Help Track Tornadoes, But Was That Tweet Real?

Last week, as a big storm bore down on Rockford, Ill., students in a Purdue University classroom prepared to track its effects using Twitter.<p>Using software jointly developed by Purdue, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, they huddled around laptops to analyze a …

WhatsApp touts 800M monthly active users

WhatsApp is one of the world's most popular messaging platforms, and it's showing no signs of slowing. In a Facebook post Friday, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced that the Facebook-owned service now has 800 million active users every month. That's a lot of chatter.<p>WhatsApp Messenger lets you send …

23 Simply Brilliant DIY Paper Wall Art Projects That Will Transform Your Decor

Wall art pieces are really hard if not impossible to define as an entire category in just a few words. Sublime copper penny compositions or paper …

Wall Art

Policeman Returns Woman’s Smartphone by Posting Photos to Her Facebook Page

A police officer in Albury, Australia, did some online photo sharing that drew quite a few chuckles last week. After someone turned in a lost iPhone …

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Why Am I Seeing This?<p>A 404 error means that the requested file cannot be found. This can be due to an incorrect URL, a misnamed file, an improper …

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What Is Asexuality? A Community's Coming Of Age

<i>This is the first part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexuality, debunk common misconceptions and discuss the challenges the asexual community faces.</i><p>It was 2002. David Jay was a freshman at Wesleyan …

The Asexual Spectrum: Identities In The Ace Community (INFOGRAPHIC)

<i>This is part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexuality, debunk common misconceptions and discuss the challenges the asexual community faces.</i><p>Aces say that asexuality, like sexuality, exists on a spectrum. Most …

Battling Asexual Discrimination, Sexual Violence And 'Corrective' Rape

<i>This is the fourth part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexuality, debunk common misconceptions and discuss the challenges the asexual community faces.</i><p>When Julie Decker was 19, a male friend tried to "fix" her …

Asexual Community Leaders Look Toward The Future

<i>This is the sixth part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexuality, debunk common misconceptions and discuss the challenges the asexual community faces.</i><p>In 10 years, activist David Jay hopes your kids will be …

An orientation to asexuality

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not just a phase.<p>They're not frigid, sick, repressed or broken.<p>Meeting the so-called "right one" isn't going to change anything.<p>But for people like Sandra Mellott, the questions just keep on rolling in from friends, family and loved ones who may mean well but don't understand what it's …

Being Asexual In A Heteronormative World

By Courtney Ehrenhofler<p>Heteronormativity, by definition, is basically the principle that in our culture, heterosexuality is the norm and any deviations from it, be it homosexuality or asexuality or anything else, are in the excluded minority. Every day, people who don't identify as heteronormative …

Sexuality

What No One Tells You About Being Asexual

For the majority of people, sex is the most compelling thing in the world, but there are people out there with no interest in sex at all.<p>They aren't sick, or drugged, or suffering from any sort of disorder; they're asexual.<p>Cracked sat down with two of these people to learn a little bit more about …

What It Feels Like To Be Asexual In A Sex-Obsessed World

In a world obsessed with sex, how does anyone admit they’re just not interested? Now, new social networks and websites are allowing asexual people to …