What does asexual mean?| Updated on
An asexual person generally doesn’t feel sexual attraction or desire. Asexuality is a spectrum: some asexual people desire romantic relationships with occasional sex, some want romantic relationships without sex, and some don’t desire romantic relationships. Asexuality is different than celibacy, where one deliberately avoids sexual activity.
The term “asexual” is often abbreviated as “ace”.
The opposite of an asexual person is an allosexual person.
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