According to the Unsexual Visibility and Education Network (AVN), the world’s largest platform supporting asexual community, “an asexual is one who does not experience sexual attraction.” However, there is much more to know about this. Here are 7 facts, which
Asexual people may experience other forms of attraction
An asexual person may experience any attraction other than sexual attraction, including –
Romantic charm, aesthetic attraction, physical attraction, Platonic attraction or emotional attraction. It is possible for asexual people to experience all these forms of attraction.
Asexualism does not mean celibacy
People who follow celibacy avoid sex, but are not necessarily sexually attracted to others. Some people choose to remain unmarried for religious or personal beliefs. On the other hand, asexuality is an orientation and is not an option. The truth is that some asexual people actually have sex to please their romantic partner or to have children.
A person does not become asexual by being sexually rejected.
This is a common myth. Some people find themselves asexual even after having a sexual experience once or more. Some people start feeling this stage from their young age. Also, asexuality is not a mental disorder, and people do not become asexual because they have been sexually abused.
This is not a matter of medical concern
Many people think that something is wrong with asexual people. They feel that there is something wrong with asexual people, since they do not feel an attachment to sex. However, asexuality is not a condition that needs to go to the doctor and there is nothing that needs to be corrected.
Many asexual people want and have romantic relationships.
An asexual person may not experience sexual attraction, but they may still experience romantic attraction. An asexual person may be romantically attracted to people of the same sex, people of the other sex, or people of many genders.
It has nothing to do with being unable to find a partner
It is often believed that asexual people will feel sexual attraction when meeting the “right” person. But this assumption is wrong. Many asexual people aspire to a romantic relationship and many of them are in a healthy and happy romantic relationship.
They too may get orgasm
Even though asexual people lack the desire to have sexual relations with others, they can also always achieve sexual pleasure and orgasm through masturbation.