Asexuality is basically sex drive turned down to zero. A person can have a very low sex drive and not be asexual, as long as they have some desire or interest in sexual activity. It's like the difference between having poor eyesight and being blind.
And sure, asexual people can still engage in sexual activity, just as I could probably compel myself to engage in homosexual activity. It's not who I am or what I want, but I am physically able to do it.
The point that I was making before, is that a person can change their appearance
, but we can't yet rewrite DNA to actually change sex. I generally have no issue with people choosing to make physical alterations to themselves, as long as it's sane, safe and consensual. It's their body, they can do what they want to it.
But what raises my concerns is that people who want to be a different sex get these procedures done, and the result is not a change in the person's sex. It's only a change in the person's appearance
(and not always a very convincing one). Maybe that's enough for them. I sure hope it is.
edited 10th Jul '12 12:18:14 PM by Lawyerdude
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