Is there anyone who is attracted to no one?
January 13, 2007 12:26 PM Subscribe
Do people ever exist who lack any attraction toward any other human being?
posted by molybdenum to Human Relations (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Heterosexuals like the opposite sex; homosexuals like the same sex; bisexuals like both. The remaining category is neither. Does that ever happen?
I.e., do any people exist who simply don't find human beings attractive at all? I'm restricting the domain to adults who are otherwise physically and psychologically healthy.
"Attractive" is a bit vague, so it's fair to divide the question into parts: a) is there anyone who is sexually mature (i.e. old enough and all the plumbing works) but not sexually attracted to anyone?, and b) is anyone not romantically attracted to anyone?
For the second question, I suppose you could claim that plenty of men see women purely as sex objects and not as romantic partners...but I'm inclined to say those men are still "innately" romantically attracted to women, they just lack the maturity / worldview / whatever to recognize it. But let's avoid that rat's nest: what I'm looking for is some condition like bisexuality, only the opposite. Of course, if such people existed, they wouldn't reproduce, so this would be a self-limiting trait. But I wonder if it ever spontaneously appears.
(I'm not trying to diagnose someone, by the way, this is just curiosity)