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Asexual, ace

(Asexual)

Asexuality is a term that defines people who feel little or no sexual attraction to others. Anyone, regardless of their sex, age, ethnicity, social condition, or religion, can feel asexual. Being asexual has nothing to do with being antisexual. An asexual person has the same emotional needs that others do. Asexual people can form intimate relationships, fall in love, feel emotional and mental attraction for another person, masturbate or have sexual relations, and have kids.

Asexuality should not be confused with abstinence or celibacy; being asexual is not a choice and is not related to any specific belief. It should not be considered a problem either, since it does not relate to a hormonal or mental disorder.

Being asexual does not mean being part of a collective. However, as any other person, people who are asexual can establish social or political organizations. Ultimately, each asexual person lives their sexuality in a different way because every person is unique.

References:

Bogaert AF. Asexuality: prevalence and associated factors in a national probability sample. J Sex Res. 2004 August;
41(3):279-87.

Advocates for youth

Asociación Asexuales, retrieved from: (AVEN,https://www.asexuality.org/); Torres, Arturo (2016).

’Asexualidad: personas que no sienten deseo sexual’. Psicologiaymente.ne  

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