Asexuality is difficult to explain because it is different for everyone. There are asexuals who experience emotional attraction and get into committed, loving relationships. There are asexuals who identify as aromantic who are not interested in sex or a relationship. Sexuality is complicated. Even once you reach your twenties and thirties, you might not know which label to give yourself.
What Does it Mean to Be Asexual?
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What does “asexual” mean?
To start, asexuality describes a lack of sexual interest or desire, rather than being based on whom you want to be having sex with. In general, there is a lack of understanding around what it means. They are not drawn to people sexually and do not desire to act upon attraction to others in a sexual way. While studies to quantify exact data are limited, psychotherapist and sex coach Carlos Cavazos, MA, LPC , says that current research points to about 1 percent of the population identifying as asexual.
Some asexual people are romantic and fall in love with people. They can be homoromantic, heteroromantic, biromantic, panromatic. Anything, really. Others are aromantic too, and do NOT desire relationships.