Yes, we do exist. 70 million of us exist.
Probably more— Bogaert’s original study found more like 1.05%, I think, and I think also gave reasons why the number was likely to be underestimated than overestimated. I can’t remember what they were off the top of my head, though.
As I recall, he suggested that people who weren’t straight were less likely to fill out the survey and respond—that’s a pretty common sampling issue, especially for sensitive topics. People who are afraid of being judged are much less likely to answer things, and people who are generally not sexually active/who don’t think sex is important are also unlikely to answer a survey on sexuality. If I’m remembering right, there was an unusually low proportion of LGB people responding on that survey, too.
Mwahahaha. Our ranks grow and our plan for world domination begins to come to fruition….!!!!
*wry* My Psych degree comes in handy for once!
Seriously, is it weird that I basically only use the bulk of what I learned for that degree in discussions of asexuality research? Most of it is completely irrelevant for what I actually study, probably because I don’t work with humans. Sometimes I regret finishing it because I could have been taking other, more useful things during undergrad.