- Category: News
- Published on Monday, 28 February 2011 16:51
- Written by Shawn Landis
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Celibrate, a UK-based organization claims to offer services to Asexuals, virgins and people who choose celibacy. Members of the organization work to promote no sex before marriage and to reduce the spread of promiscuity.
Unlike AVEN and many other Asexual groups operating in the United States, the UK based group, contains a webpage citing Biblical reasons not to engage in premarital sex. The group suggests that members do not act on this attraction if they feel such an urge.
The group condemns homoromonatic Asexuals, but says it will accept them as long as they do not act on their romantic urges. Religious groups have either ignored or condemened Asexuality. Few have embraced it and tried to further the growing movement to promote what the group considers proper moral bheavior.
Celibrate claims no ties to any church or other organization, despite the generally Christian tone of the site. The group, whose name suggests its intent is to celebrate celibacy, offers an advice column and a guest book for use. Asexual News has contacted the site to ask for more information about the wording chosen on the website.
Abstinence-only sex education programs are often used as sex educational programs in the United States. Programs often pass with religious backing. Celibrate makes no comment about the effectiveness or the use of such programs. The site simply takes the position that celibacy outside of marriage is the desired course of action.
Actually, I believe they condemn the usage of homo-asexual, the abbreviation. There's an interesting thread on AVEN in which one of the posters received a response to their letter sent to Celibrate. http://tinyurl.com/4a2un69