Asexual

Asexual

(adjective | asexuality, noun) 

Sometimes shortened to ‘ace.’ A person who experiences no, limited, or conditional sexual attraction. An asexual person may experience other types of attraction. Asexuality is a sexual orientation and is different from celibacy, in that celibacy is the choice to refrain from engaging in sexual behaviors and does not comment on one’s sexual attractions. An asexual individual may choose to engage in sexual behaviors for various reasons even while not experiencing sexual attraction. Asexuality is an identity and sexual orientation; it is not a medical condition. Sexual attraction is not necessary for a person to thrive. 

e.g. Tanya felt her entire life like she was broken, but when she learned about asexuality, she finally felt seen.

The Asexual Flag -  A flag with four horizontal flags: top to bottom: black, grey, white, and purple. The black and grey representing asexuals and grey-asexuals, with the white representing sexuality and the purple representing community.

The Asexual Flag

A flag with four horizontal flags: top to bottom: black, grey, white, and purple. The black and grey representing asexuals and grey-asexuals, with the white representing sexuality and the purple representing community.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

Aze Journal

What is Asexuality

Asexuality: The ‘X’ In A Sexual World | Huffington Post 

Ace up my sleeve: Coming out as asexual | Archer Magazine

What It’s Like to Date When You’re Asexual | HuffPost


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