Caveat: I do not speak portuguese, so I only know what google translate has told me.
I speak Portuguese, would you like me to translate it properly?
ugh I hate it when they use the word “assexuado” it’s “ASSEXUAL” DAMN IT
ooh, if it’s not too much trouble that would be awesome!
And the translation thing seems interesting - is there a difference in meaning when it’s translated as “assexuado”?
EDIT: oh, apparently theu published two articles!
Here is the translation of the first article! I’ll get around to the second one.
The new movement of those without desire is the fruit of conquests made by other minorities, says Elizabeth Abbott, specialist in celibacy of the University of Toronto, in Canadá.
“This is the current subject. The asexuated(sic*) are the new gays. Following the example of homosexuals in the decade of 1970, they are seen as sick and suffer social punishment for their choices,” she says.
Picture caption: Group from the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN, in the English ) at the last Gay Pride parade of San Francisco
A minority in affirmation stage, asexuals search for their space
“I didn’t understand what was the ‘function’ of sex”, says designer Johanna Villamil
If celibates repress themselves in the name of a cause, the asexuated do not have sexual impulse: “Celibacy is a ‘saint’ attitude of instinct control. On the other hand, asexuality is seen as a lack of instinct, as if the person were not a complete human being,” compares the historian.
support groups for the asexuated may seem as senseless as group for those who don’t like chocolate: there is no violence against the asexuated nor barriers against doing what they want- as they do not want to do anything.
But the category sees reasons to unite: “We live in a society that glorifies romantic ideals and sells sex all the time. We want to be respected and not embarrassed for not having the same motivations as other people”, says the student Ricardo Oliveira, 21, from Paraná.
Some seek the networks to handle well the harassment of family and friends, who try to force candidates.
Meanwhile, the romantics search for partners who will accept a relationship without sex. Like the gaúcho engineer Ricardo, 25. He tells that, when he had his first kiss, at 14, he felt nothing:
“I was in love, I had high expectation, but nothing happened”.
Today, asexual out to some friends and family, Ricardo has problems finding companionship. “How to you think your girlfirend would feel if you said to her: ‘I like you a lot, but I have no desire for sex’, strange, huh?”
The militants think that assuming their asexuality will make others feel better about their lack of libido.
In Brazil, the website assexualidade.com.br, with an anonymous forum and a chatroom, attracts 70 daily visits. It is maintained by the student Júlio Neto, 21. “Asexuality is something that is still strange to the Brazilian, because of our culture, which is very sensual,” he says.
Owner of an electronics store in Pernambuco, He says he’s not afraid of social judgement: “I am what I am, but I understand whoever doesn’t expose themselves, it’s hard to be pointed out as weird.”.
Julio kisses girls every once in a while: “I can’t call what I do ‘ficar*’. It’s more complicated, and the girl never understands how to ‘ficar’”.
*Translator notes: there’s some discrepancy between the words “assexual” and “assexuado”. the second, which is use throughout the article, sounds more like a medical abnormality than an orientation. The word “ficar” is harder to define in english; think of a one-night stand but with kissing instead of sex. An uncomitted make-out session, maybe?
aaaahh this is awesome. Thanks so much for translating this!
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