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“Am I Asexual?”
Before you ask, all you need to do is keep this definition in mind…
Sexual attraction is a desire for sexual intimacy with another person. It is the desire to incorporate sex into your relationship or experience arousal specifically to your (ideal) partner. a.k.a. sexual desire or physical lust.
An asexual is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Plain and simple. If you do experience sexual attraction but still don’t associate with the normal sexual society, you may be interested in looking up demisexuality and grey-asexuality (see “Some Other Key Definitions”).
It is also important to keep in mind that only you can decide your orientation for yourself. The label maker is in your hands; these are just some key definitions.
Humans are complex beings, and they are all different. Asexuality is purely about sexual attraction. The following does not define your (a)sexuality:
-having or not having had sex (or liking/not liking it)
-having or not having a libido
-experiencing or not experiencing arousal
-enjoying or not enjoying porn
-having or not having been in a relationship
-experiencing or not experiencing aesthetic, platonic, and/or romantic attraction
Some other key definitions
Grey-asexual (grey-a): Experiencing a general lack of sexual attraction except for in very specific circumstances
Demisexual: Only experiencing sexual attraction after a strong emotional bond.
Aesthetic attraction: Appreciating someone’s features (without experiencing anything sexual)
Romantic attraction: Desiring love of another person. a.k.a. a relationship. Example: wanting intimacy without sex.
Sensual attraction: A desire for physical intimacy without being sexual (example: kissing, cuddling, etc)
Aromantic: Not experiencing romantic attraction.
*some people in the community may disagree on some definitions.