Asexuality: The 'X' In A Sexual World

An asexual is someone "who does not experience sexual attraction," according to a definition found on the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, the world's preeminent asexual organization. But "unlike celibacy, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who we are," the definition continues.

In this six-part series on asexuality, in which we talk to leading experts on asexuality, as well as activists and community members, we take a closer look at the lives of asexuals, exploring the history of the asexual movement, uncovering the current research on asexuality, debunking common misconceptions and discussing some of the challenges facing the asexual community.