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- Published on Monday, 26 December 2011 21:47
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Teen and Young adult Asexuals know that they are pressured by their parents to date and have children. Mothers and fathers naturally want to have their genes passed on to grand children. Holidays are times when Asexual adults can feel this pressure. Asexuals who return home will get it from parents or grandparents.
An Asexual who has relatives who have children may not feel the pressure as much as an Ace who has relatives that don't have children. The inexperienced Asexual may be tempted to argue with the parents and turn this into a time to educate their parents about Asexuality. This may or may not be the time to do it. It depends on the situation and how much a person feels like arguing.
Parents, especially older parents and grandparents are not likely to accept Asexuality as an orientation. The problem comes in part from it being new and a cultural expectation that people are supposed to want sex. When this desire gets coupled with a desire for parents to have their genes passed on to the next generation, which is the purpose of grandchildren, it becomes even more difficult.
The argument becomes one of genetics versus logic. The feelings that are placed in people by millions of years of evolution are not rational. The best thing to do in some circumstances is just to smile, nod, and find ways to change the subject. After a while, most people do stop asking when someone is going to marry.