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  • Asexuality is an extremely misunderstood sexual identity.

  • Sexual intimacy is important for many of us.

  • Because most of society deems sexual attraction important, asexuals are often ostracized, even pitied for their sexual orientation.

  • Asexual people often feel out of place because of the lack of knowledge concerning asexuality.

  • Well, we've got some news for you.

  • Asexual people don't need your pity.

  • They need your understanding.

  • Confused about what it means to be asexual?

  • Psych2Go has a list of the basics that the ace community would like you to know.

  • What is asexuality?

  • Asexuality is broadly defined as a lack of sexual attraction.

  • People who identify as asexual, or ace, are not typically sexually attracted to anyone.

  • According to current statistics, 1% of the North American population identifies as asexual, though many sexual psychology experts believe this number is higher.

  • Asexuality is a sexual orientation.

  • Asexuality is a sexual orientation that falls in line with heterosexuality, or bisexuality, or homosexuality.

  • Asexuality can sometimes work in tandem with another orientation.

  • An individual can identify as asexual but can be romantically attracted to other people.

  • Some asexuals don't date.

  • Some asexual people are aromantic.

  • They do not feel romantic attraction to people and so they don't feel the need to seek dates or relationships.

  • Some asexuals do date.

  • Asexuality is not a fear of intimacy.

  • Many asexual people do have romantic attractions to other people and actively seek relationships.

  • Asexual people can seek connections with other people of the opposite sex: heteroromantic, or people of the same or either sex: homoromantic and biromantic, respectively.

  • Asexuality is not celibacy.

  • Celibacy is a decision that an individual makes.

  • It is the choice to refrain from sexual conduct.

  • Asexuality is an orientation, an attitude and feeling towards sexuality.

  • Asexuality is not a disorder.

  • There is nothing wrong with being asexual.

  • Asexuality is not something that needs to be fixed.

  • Many people confuse asexuality with disorders like sexual aversion disorder or SAD, which is a persistent and fear-based avoidance of sexual contact.

  • People with SAD often experience distress or panic during sex.

  • SAD is a mental condition.

  • Asexual people may feel anxious about societal pressure to be sexually active, but sex itself is not an anxiety.

  • An asexual person just doesn't view sex as an interest.

  • Asexuals can enjoy sexual intimacy.

  • Asexuality is a spectrum and not everyone lies on the same notch on the scale.

  • There are in fact asexuals who enjoy sexual experiences.

  • While many don't feel they need to, some asexual people do masturbate and explore sexuality on their own.

  • Others can enjoy sexual intimacy with others while not being sexually attracted to anyone.

  • Just as with other sexualities, asexuality is different for every individual.

  • We hope you enjoyed this video!

  • Do you identify as ace and have something you'd like to share with the Psych2Go community? Tell us in the comments section below!

  • Would you like to know more about asexuality and asexual visibility?

  • Visit the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) at asexuality dot org.

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  • With your help, we can reach more people to explore intriguing topics like this. Thanks for watching.

Asexuality is an extremely misunderstood sexual identity.

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