Letters to an Asexual #44 (“consider this: it’s a disorder that needs a cure!”)

This is #44 of a series in which I read correspondence between me and people who have questions, comments, or–more often–misconceptions about asexuality.

This Letter addresses a person who thinks it’s important we consider inability to feel sexual pleasure could be a disorder–as if “you probably have a disease, get fixed” is not already one of the most common reactions we face. We also discuss that not all asexual people who don’t desire or enjoy sex or masturbation are incapable of feeling sexual pleasure; they may just not desire it.