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- Published on Sunday, 13 March 2011 15:28
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Volkmar Sigusch, the father of the Sexual Revolution, said he has the utmost respect for Asexuals. Sigusch's philosophies influenced the development of the sexual revolution, but the scientist said he does not feel that he has much in common with the youth ideals of the era. He released his new book, Searching for Sexual Freedom this month.
“Incidentally, I have the utmost respect for people who are asexual. I didn't believe that they existed at first. But they do exist and their numbers are growing,” said Sigusch, in an interview with the German magazine Spiegel.
Spiegel went on to ask the German sexologist if Asexuality conflicted with the modern notion of happiness that Sexuality is necessary for an exciting and fulfilling life. Sigusch's answer did not hint at any orientation. He answered promises of happiness can carry a fatal burden. When people do not find the promise lives up to the reality, they may find new and more dangerous ways to replace it with other forms of excitement.
Sigusch serves as the head of the Institute for Sexual Science in Frankfurt, Germany.