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Most media outlets treat Asexuality as a distraction, if they bother with the term at all. The coverage generally treats Asexual people like a carnival side show. The tone is often one of disbelief. It is hard for the average person to understand Asexuality, even though it is a very simple concept. Two articles that came out in recent weeks took a departure from the previous coverage. One was a blog piece in the Independent. The other piece appeared on a site called Rediff, and was harder to categorize it.
Rediff's article seemed far more confused. It appeared on Google News, but it is difficult to guess why it passed the muster. The article seems to belong on a personal blog far more than it does on the news feed. Certainly, even readers who are Sexual, the few that actually exist, know someone who has shown little or no interest in sex, but unless the author was writing about a celebrity, it is certainly not newsworthy. There are certainly celebrities who many people believe might be Asexual. Keanu Reeves is only one example. Rediff's article seems to be an anomaly. A story that somehow slipped through the wires. It would have only received a few hits had it not appeared on the Google news feed.
The Independent's story is also a blog, but it is about an event that happened yesterday at the Worldpride festival in London. The title is simply that the media is learning that Asexuals exist. If the media is learning this lesson, it should mean a decline in the amount of stories that say nothing more than “Asexuals exist”. The general populace is getting the hang of a new word for an orientation as well.
It may be seen as less of a trend when the majority of people identifying as Asexual enter into their late twenties and thirties. Whether this is fair or not does not matter. A lack of older Aces adopting this label for themselves causes this perception in the minds of many people, although it will eventually become less prevalent.