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- Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 04:20
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March 3rd marks America’s Sexuality Day. The organizers event claim the celebration occurs on the anniversary of the day sex was censored. The organizers chose to celebrate the day Congress agreed to pass the Comstock act in 1873.
According to PBS.org, the Comstock bill made it illegal to pass or disseminate birth control along state lines. Margaret Senger challenged portions of the law in 1916 and helped with another court case that allowed physicians to mail contraceptives across state laws in 1936.
The Asexual Sexologist blog issued a call for Asexual bloggers and activists to issue their own statement about what Asexuality means to them on this day. Event organizers want to include the rights to free speech regarding a person’s sexuality.
“I’d like to see people write about what makes their sexuality unique to them, what words do they use to describe their sexuality beyond the one-word label. I’d also like to hear from people who consider themselves to not have a sexuality at all and hear why (not because I’m asking you to defend yourself but because I’d like to know)! And if you consider yourself not to have a sexuality how do you conceptualize the ideas and aspects of personhood mentioned above that I automatically categorize as being part of sexuality,” said the Asexual Sexologist.