Asexual

asexual

What does it mean to be asexual?

Asexual people, who might use the term “ace” or “aces” for short, typically don’t experience sexual attraction or want to pursue sexual relationships with other people. That said, being asexual means different things to different people. Some people might only experience sexual attraction in very limited circumstances.

Do asexuals experience sexual attraction?

Asexuals do not experience sexual attraction and or sexual desire. Some people might confuse this with celibacy, however it is not the same. As celibacy is a choice, where as being asexual is not.

Is asexuality a sexual dysfunction?

The suggestion that asexuality is a sexual dysfunction is controversial among the asexual community. Those who identify as asexual usually prefer it to be recognized as a sexual orientation.

Do asexual people still have a libido?

Similarly, many asexual people still have a libido and might experience sexual desire. So, asexual people might still masturbate or have sex. Again, asexuality doesn’t always mean someone doesn’t enjoy sex. It just means they don’t experience sexual attraction.

Is asexuality a sexual orientation or dysfunction?

I went to Psychology Today and found a useful article, Asexuality is a Sexual Orientation, Not a Sexual Dysfunction by Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. There are two disorders that can lead to a lack of interest in sex, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and Female Sexual Interest Arousal Disorder, but they are very different than being asexual.

Do asexual people still have a libido?

Similarly, many asexual people still have a libido and might experience sexual desire. So, asexual people might still masturbate or have sex. Again, asexuality doesn’t always mean someone doesn’t enjoy sex. It just means they don’t experience sexual attraction.

Is asexuality a paraphilia?

So, while it doesn’t make sense to say that asexuality in general is a paraphilia, it seems possible that a small subset of self-identified asexuals might simply have some uncommon sexual interests. Is it a sexual orientation?

Is asexuality a mental illness?

To the extent that asexual persons indeed have higher rates of psychological distress, it’s probably because they lack social approval and support—not because they are mentally ill. Is it a sexual dysfunction?

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