Everything you’ve always wanted to know about
but were afraid to ask!
Asexuals are simply people who don’t experience sexual attraction.
The word “asexual” is just a label. If you feel that it is helpful in describing you, then go ahead and use it. The asexual community is extremely diverse—we are all ages, races, genders, and experiences.
3. How many people are asexual?
According to a recent study, 1% of the population has never felt sexually attracted to anyone.
4. But isn’t being sexual part of being human?
Not necessarily. Sex drive is a bell curve. Just as there are people who are very desiring of sex, there are also people who do not desire it at all. Asexuals are a natural part of the spectrum of sexuality.
5. Can asexuals fall in love?
Definitely. Non-sexual relationships can be just as meaningful as sexual ones. Sexual love is just one of love’s many forms.
6. How is asexuality different from celibacy?
While celibacy is a conscious choice that people make, asexuality is an orientation. Like being straight or gay, it is just the way we are.
7. Are all asexuals virgins?
Some are, but not all. While some people have known they are asexual from an early age, others experiment with sex before coming to the conclusion. Asexuals are physically capable of sex, and may choose to have sex for any variety of personal reasons.
8. Does being asexual mean you’ll die alone?
No. Asexuals may choose to live with any combination of family, houseplants, friends, roommates, pets, spouses, or partners. Part of the reason why it may seem difficult to form asexual relationships is because our orientation is still relatively little-known. Speed the process and share what you’ve learned here with others!