(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.
Further reading to gain expanded context:
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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