Even though asexuality is apart of the LGBTQIA umbrella term, not many people really know about it. This is due to education and lack of representation in media. So here is an overview to asexuality. There's a lot more to this, but here's the basics.
An asexual person is someone who experiences little to no sexual attraction. This is not to be confused with celibacy. Celibacy is choosing not to engage in sexual activities while asexuality can be having no desire to.
I'll use the desert metaphor to explain asexuality. Lets say that you're in a huge room and there's deserts piled on tables in the room. Many other people are eating them, depending on what they want, but you're just not interested. You can see that the desert looks nice, but you have no desire to eat it. Maybe you'll try one out to see if you like it, but you just have little to no interest in it. This is asexuality in a nutshell.
All asexual people are different. Some still kiss, cuddle, have sex and even have children if they wish. While others may do some or none of those things. Asexual people also can be straight, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or gender fluid. It really depends on the individual person.
So, there you have it. There's more information about asexuality in the links below. If you have any questions or queries about this post, shoot me a message.
House of Ace
I Am Asexual
Anjulie Te Pohe
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