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14 Truths About Being An Asexual Person

"I'm not broken. I'm just me."
01/16/2017 09:57pm ET

What’s it like to be asexual in a world as sex obsessed as ours? It might help to understand what it means to be asexual first.

Unlike celibacy ― where people give up sex as a choice ―asexuality is a sexual orientation, according to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN). Asexual people have the same emotional needs as anyone and are just as capable of being in intimate relationships as other people ― they’re just not interested in sex. And being asexual categorically does not mean you’re lonely.

Below, men and women on the secret-sharing app Whisper talk about what it’s like to be asexual.

1
I'm asexual but yes, I still fall in love...but not because I want to hook up with the person
2
Because I'm asexual, people assume that I'm happy being single and never have crushes. Oh how wrong they are.
3
People ask me if I am broken when I tell them that I am asexual. I'm not broken. I'm just me
4
I think I might be asexual I mean I'm attracted to people and I watch porn but I just see sex as exercise and porn bores the hell out of me
5
It's hard to be an asexual in a world where sex is one of the most important things.
6
Just tried to come out to my mom as asexual. She told me that asexuality wasn't real, I was too young to know, and that I just had to find the right person. Now she's acting like it never happened.
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I'm asexual. No, it's not that I can't find the right person
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I'm asexual. That's what i am. I just discovered this. All this time, I've been calling it "No Sex Drive."
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Being Asexual sometimes just make me feel unreal because people won't accept the fact I'm not attracted to anyone. People won't accept asexuality exist.
10
I'm asexual. And no one takes me seriously because I am a redhead with a great body. They make sex jokes about me to my face.
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I'm asexual Nobody believes me so I've decided to not refer to myself as asexual anymore, if all I'm going to hear is how being asexual is fake or how asexual are too picky I'll just stop
12
As an asexual, I feel that relationships are often more trouble than they're worth
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Whenever I tell a guy I'm asexual, they act like it's a mission or challenge to get in my pants.
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Being asexual is not that hard to understand. Sex just isn't what I look for in a relationship
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