Research, policy and practice: And it was only in that asexuality was officially taken out of the DSM-5 as a mental disorder 9. He implied that asexuality is a preference and that choosing not to have sex, as he saw it, does not necessarily deserve attention. There are many personal anecdotes from people on the internet about undergoing forced medical examinations and blood tests, as well as therapy, because family members see asexuality as abnormal or a disorder, which is understandably distressing. There are a lot of things that unite us," Micah added. But how is it determined whether or not a group of people is systematically oppressed? Asexual heteroromantic people are still cisgender heteroromantic, which puts them under the umbrella of cishet, despite their sexuality. We're pushing the envelope on what sexual expression and sexual freedom means in our community and we can share this with the LGBT community. It might shock many, but some asexual people have active sex lives and do so for various reasons. OOTL is supposed to be a helpful resource for confused redditors. Some people have drawn comparisons between the challenges bisexuals and asexuals face, drawing on faulty arguments against bisexuals from the past: Those arguing in favor of excluding asexuality from the acronym base their arguments in the logic that the LGBT community has historically been one of a fight against the shared systematic oppression of homophobia and transphobia, and that asexuals are not systematically oppressed; in fact, they are technically still straight.