First, to start off with another good hard deliberate nose-tweak at the "sex is good! It's a gift from God!" idea in Mormonism, I'm sharing this article on a blog called The Ace Theist:
Sex is not a vitamin. - Despite what I just wrote about tweaking the nose of Mormon wannabe sex-positivism, I find myself not entirely at ease with the arguments of this post. On a purely intellectual level I whole-heartedly agree. How dismaying, then, to find myself still in the grip of feeling such strong deranging desires.
Queer Mormon Women: I don't like pizza. - This was a guest post on The Exponent earlier this year by an asexual woman in the Church. My sympathy responded especially to this anecdote:
The first time my “Preparing for a Temple Marriage” institute class talked about the law of chastity, my teacher stood up and said,
“Never be so arrogant to assume that you are above the sin of sexual temptation.”
I cried myself to sleep that night, and never went back.
"The sin of sexual temptation" - this isn't directly related, but with attitudes like this (and our lingering one-size-fits-all ideologies) it's no wonder Mormons have such a cultural problem with how they treat gay people.
"good girl" or asexual? - On Young Mormon Feminists. Reading this, especially near the end, brought me to consider the possibility that some of our General Authorities might in fact be or might have been asexual.
Actually . . . I'm Asexual - I'm sad to see this blog hasn't been active for almost the whole year. I hope the author starts posting again.
Later on in my ongoing essay I address asexuality within the Church, and having discovered these writings and others I wonder how I might revise what I wrote.