What Does It Mean to Be Asexual?

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The A in LGBTQIA+ stands for Asexual. This is someone who experiences little to no sexual attraction for others, but this can mean different things to different people.

Just because an individual doesn’t experience sexual attraction, it doesn’t mean the don’t experience other forms of attraction such as:

– Romantic attraction: wanting to have a romantic relationship with someone
– Aesthetic attraction: being attracted to someone based on how they look
– Physical attraction: wanting to touch or be touched by someone
– Platonic attraction: wanting to be friends with someone
– Emotional attraction: wanting to have an emotional connection with someone

Like sexuality itself, asexuality is a continuum from no sexual attraction to higher levels of sexual attraction. Like than any other human experience, everyone is different.

Being asexual is not a medical condition. It is not a fear of intimacy or a sexual dysfunction. There is no underlying “cause” to be fixed.

How someone experiences or does not experience sexual attraction is individual but there are definitely questions that help us explore this area. If you’d like resources on this topic or to discuss it further, I’d be happy to talk. You can connect with me via email at sarah@sarahkennedycoaching.com or via the contact me button on the website.

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