Asexuality is not the same as celibacy, which is the abstention from sexual activity.

Asexuality (sometimes referred to as nonsexuality), in its broadest sense, is the lack of sexual attraction to others or the lack of interest in sex. It may also be considered a lack of a sexual orientation. One commonly cited study published in 2004 placed the prevalence of asexuality at 1%.

Asexuality is distinct from abstention from sexual activity and from celibacy, which are behavioral and generally motivated by factors such as an individual’s personal or religious beliefs; sexual orientation, unlike sexual behavior, is believed to be “enduring”. Some asexual people do engage in sexual activity despite lacking a desire for sex or sexual attraction, due to a variety of reasons, such as a desire to please romantic partners or a desire to have Acceptance of asexuality as a sexual orientation and field of scientific research is still relatively new as a growing body of research from both sociological and psychological perspectives has begun to coalesce. While some researchers assert that it is a sexual orientation, others disagree, and various asexual communities have started to form since the advent of the Internet and social media. The most prolific and well-known of these communities has been the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), which was founded in 2001.

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4 Responses to “Asexuality”

  1. glenda December 15, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    why would asexuals have sex if they have no sexual attraction? just out of curiosity…

  2. chozengirl2012 December 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Because some are not Asexuals some people are Demisexuals. A Demisexual is someone who will have sex with another person after the emotional connection is made.

    • glenda December 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      hmmmm… sounds like they are just waiting for the right one, which i highly recommend because if there is no emotional connection, the relationship is as good as dead.

  3. chozengirl2012 December 28, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    I guess

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