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Leaders of Asexual organizations have said that Asexuality is contributing to the discussion of sex, but one part of the discussion has been danced around, even if it has not been made clear. Recognizing another orientation forces people to think about why sex matters. The existence of an Asexual community forces people to consider this question again.
When an average person hears this statement, they will scoff and say of course it does. An individual who has not done much, if any introspection will not think about the statement any further. Some people will give an answer about how the act of intercourse is necessary for the continuation of the species. Other people will give an answer about it being necessary for intimacy in romantic relationships, and some people will say it is not.
The question matters even for people who do not have intercourse. Catholic priests need to figure out the answer to counsel their married parishioners. Asexuals need to find an answer to relate to the world.
Brilliant minds have faltered when addressing this question. Robert A. Heinlein addresses it in Stranger in a Strange Land, but even he does not fully address the issue. Heinlein merely suggests that the act should be used to grow closer. The book often seems out-of-place with many of Heinlein’s other works, even though the Libertarian themes favored by the author are still present in the book.
Andy Warhol offered a different idea. He said sex is the biggest nothing. Perhaps the only importance to the act, if we fail to consider its necessity for procreation, is the significance we attach to it. The question matters for people because of what it represents, rather than what it actually is. Fans of the movie Dogma may believe that the entire process was perpetrated on the species as part of a divine joke.