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Asexuality: An Ideal Future?

I've recently realized that nearly all the information about sexuality I've observed has failed to touch on a very important orientation. Many people either fail or refuse to consider asexuality a sexual orientation since there are so many opinions as to exactly what it is. Many believe that Nikola Tesla was asexual. That theory, I believe, should be considered more carefully.
Could asexuality be a path for human evolution? By asexuality, I'm referring to the most logical definition (for procreation purposes.) According to a Wikipedia interpretation, it could be viewed as having no uncontrollable sexual/reproducing urges, yet still possessing the ability to do so if necessary. Some prefer to be involved in a romantic relationship, but don't feel sexual urges nearly as often as the average person. On most occasions, when aroused, an asexual person might prefer D.I.Y.
There are many reasons why a person might feel this way towards sex, however, asexuality due to an overactive mind is the preferred cause. As an example, Tesla was supposedly "celibate" his entire life. In turn, he accomplished more than most of us can comprehend. If only everyone was so productive. Hans Rosling, in his TED Talk, "The Magic Washing Machine" addressed the revolution that the washing machine brought about for women's education. By freeing so much time, women were able to dedicate themselves to activities like reading and learning.
Sex takes up FAR more time in our lives than we might realize. We are much like the domestic house cat. When in "heat," the female will "flaunt." The male, in response begins to "prowl." This is reflected in humans as females decorating themselves (spending many hours and dollars) and males constantly searching....all with one thing in mind, regardless of whether or not they act out in the end. Is asexuality just an abnormality in the thinking process or could it create a biological branch from the current path of evolution? Would it be beneficial or harmful?

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    Aug 26 2012: I think that we can go no where in most discussions unless we all dealing with the facts which are not only 'out there' but easy to find. Let's talk facts. Here is a good TED talk which explains what appears to be the facts which are taking a crazy battering here on this discussion:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/alice_dreger_is_anatomy_destiny.html

    Sexuality and Asexuality have a lot of FACTS that are not so easily dismissed.
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      Aug 27 2012: Thanks for the informative video, however, it's just a bit off from what I'm suggesting. I'm not indicating that the cause is due to PHYSICAL differences like a common birth defect. I'm saying the changes occur by shifting your thoughts willfully. Some people are so curious about the world that they begin to get the same joy from the Eureka effect as they would from sex. Scientists, writers, musicians, artists and even body builders like Arnold have said that the elation they get is similar to the joy received from sex. I'm not saying that we immediately give up procreating, but if more and more people chose to spend more and more time learning, exploring and inventing, then through evolution, we could end up with several different outcomes depending on countless possibilities. Among those possibilities is that some day, similar to the sci-fi movies, we might design a way to leave our bodies. Another possibility is that as we evolve, our organs will shrivel up and we'll be forced to find another form of reproduction. I guess that's why- as crazy as it sounds, people's descriptions of grey aliens makes sense to me. I can understand their claims that the aliens have no sex organs, tiny mouths, speak telepathically and absorb nutrients through their skin rather than oral ingestion, etc. If I could travel into the distant future, I would not be surprised to find that grey aliens are "human."
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        Aug 27 2012: Please, NICOLE!

        You cannot dissect the human life soooooooooooooooooo easily. These are facts of human physiology and this woman took this understanding all the way to connections with the American Constitution and considered even political perspective. i will always know that I tried.

        You do realize that many on TED do spend their lives learning and IF what you are saying is a possiblity it will not happen volitionally?

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