What does it mean to be asexual?
The defining feature of asexuality is when there is no sexual attraction, including any lustful thoughts, for other people. Most asexual folk have no sex drive, although a little may be manifested by infrequent bouts of masturbation. It is also sometimes by characterised by a total aversion to the actual sex act.
Recent research has indicated that about 1% of the population, with more women than men, are asexual. In the past, asexuality has been diagnosed as being a sexual disorder. However, there is now a provision agreed to by health professionals that allows self-identified asexual people to avoid being diagnosed as having a sexual disorder.
A diagnostic fine line
There may be medical conditions for chronic lack of sexual desire, which may be mistaken for asexuality. For example, a hormonal imbalance such as low levels of testosterone and estrogen, would be likely to decrease libido, and even decrease any sexual attraction to other people.
Other conditions such as stress and anxiety, certain medications to treat depression, some illnesses like cancer or diabetes, and even a poor diet, can have a major negative impact on libido.
Some signs of asexuality
- You never think about sex, are not turned on by sexual thoughts, and have never felt any type of sexual attraction towards anyone.
- Although you may enjoy physical affection like cuddling and hugging, you are totally repulsed by the idea of the sex act.
- You may have tried sex and realised that it is not for you, while others know they are asexual without even having sex.
- You may want to develop a close, romantic relationship with someone, without a sexual component, but realise that most people will not be interested.
If you have never experienced sex, or a sexual attraction for anyone, it may be the key to whether or not you are asexual. You could have a lack of feelings towards anything of a sexual nature, and not actually be asexual.
If you unsure in any way, your best bet would be to check with your doctor for any underlying medical reasons, which always be treatable.
More studies are need into asexuality
Asexuality is a relatively unstudied field, and more research is needed to help asexual people understand themselves better, and ease the path through a complex, critical sexual world. Numerous studies have given sex educators a glimpse into the window of how asexual folk view the world and themselves.
The story of human life
Our society is deeply ingrained by sex, and gives rise to many emotions, some of which may distort the reality of life.
For instance, sex can engender happiness, love, pleasure, fierce jealousies, untold misery, and fits of extreme rage. It is our only means of reproduction, and is the sole perpetuation of human and animal life.
Sex is a source of passion, enjoyment, and pleasure for many. However it is not always understood, and most people respond very differently to sexuality.
We can help
Everyone is entitled to a fulfilling sex life, but when the drive is lacking, enriching sexual encounters may prove difficult to attain.
Your lack of libido, and a loss of interest in sex, may be due to a medical or a psychological issue which can be successfully respond to treatment. A medical practitioner can establish what the problem is.
Your issues may indeed not be full-blown asexuality, but rather a condition which is able to respond to a variety of treatment options.
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