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scarletlatitude

BBC - "Why don't I want to have sex with the man I love?"

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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-41469511

 

2 October 2017

 

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It is thought that between 1-3% of the population is asexual, meaning they do not feel any sexual attraction to other people. For years Stacey was puzzled about why she never wanted to sleep with anyone, even her husband. As she explains here, it was her doctor that told her the truth.

For a really long time I thought I was broken mentally or physically in some way, I thought it wasn't normal to not want to have sex with people.

Friends of mine would be talking about boyfriends they'd had or celebrities they'd like to bed, and I just didn't think about anybody in that very specific, sexual sense.

When I was in my early twenties I really started noticing it, but I didn't talk to anybody about it because I just thought, "They're going to think I'm well strange," so I just kept quiet.

Asexuality has quite a spectrum so although I might not be sexually attracted to people I do get very romantically attracted to people.

 

 

Neat story of personal discovery of asexuality. :) 

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