What does it mean to be asexual?

Many people seem to have misconceptions about what it means to be asexual. Being asexual usually means that you are not interested in sex or romantic relationships. Some asexual folks may be interested in romantic relationships, but they are not sexually interested.  Asexuality is a valid, healthy lifestyle!

  • Being asexual is not “boring”
  • There is NOTHING wrong with people who are asexual
  • It is not “just a phase”
  • Being asexual is not a choice
  • Just because asexuality isn’t portrayed in the media, doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with it.

Asexuality is an orientation, just like being gay, or straight, or bisexual. Some people say they do not believe in asexuality, but studies show that 1% of the population have never been sexually attracted to another person.

What do you think about asexuality? Comment below and let me know!

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8 thoughts on “What does it mean to be asexual?

  1. Some asexual folks are romantically attracted to people but not sexually. :) And there are different subsets of asexuality such as demisexuality and graysexuality.

  2. I was kinda wondering the same thing. Don’t they get lonely? Don’t they miss the idea of being in a relationship with someone who loves them best?

    • Sure. Some do. It’s perfectly possible to fall in love without sexual attraction. It makes it really hard for people when that happens, though, because what do you do when your partner wants sex and you’re not interested? Ever?

  3. I just wanted to say, because it wasn’t clear here – asexuality doesn’t necessarily mean no sex drive, just no attraction. (So, some people have sexual desire, but without a target, I guess.) Don’t know if you knew that.

  4. Yes. Thanks! What I was trying to say is that some asexual people may have no attraction to other people, but still have a sex drive. And vice versa, some asexual people may be interested in relationships that are not sexual

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