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There are many stereotypes about sexuality, especially when it comes to men. Because our culture is built on abstinence, many people expect the sexual drive to be quite intense after marriage. However, there are some people who have always had no curiosity when it comes to sex and no desire to engage in any sexual activity. What does this mean?
What does it mean to be asexual?
Asexual means having no or little sexual attraction. While there are several subcategories that fall under the umbrella of asexuality, being asexual does not mean one cannot be in a romantic relationship.
A person who defines themselves as asexual can feel an attraction towards another person, have romantic feelings for them, be attracted to their appearance, or even attracted to their personality. However, that doesn’t mean they have to be attracted to them sexually or feel the desire to engage in any physical relationship with them.
How do you know if you’re asexual?
A person is considered asexual when they have no interest in sexual contact with others. This isn’t when a person loses sexual interest or attraction in their partner, but when they don’t even feel it from the very beginning.
Asexuality is NOT:
- Abstinence on religious grounds
- Sexual repression, aversion, or dysfunction
- Fear of intimacy
- Loss of libido due to age, illness, or other circumstances
How do you have a relationship if you’re asexual?
There are different kinds of asexual people and many of them still have relationships. However, it is important to communicate your status with your partner. Many people who are asexual can still undergo sexual activities even though they do not feel the desire for them and some even go as far as to have kids. Each person is different, but sexuality does not define the relationship.
Demisexual people – which is a subcategory falling under asexuality – can only feel a sexual attraction when they’re deeply connected to a person. A demisexual person would be able to have a sexual desire for someone they are in love with and in a deep romantic relationship with.
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Sources used in this article:
- What does it mean to be asexual? – Healthline
- What is Asexual? – Web MD
- What does it mean to be asexual? – Medical News Today
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