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Defining asexuality - a better definition?

  

566 members have voted

  1. 1. Please select your orientation;

    • asexual
      1255
    • grey-asexual
      183
    • demisexual
      72
    • heterosexual
      20
    • homosexual
      9
    • bisexual
      7
    • pansexual
      7
    • other
      24
    • rather not say
      18
  2. 2. Which of these would you prefer as a definition of asexuality/an asexual person?

    • a person who does not experience sexual attraction (current AVEN definition)
      777
    • a person who does not feel a desire for partnered sex (with emphasis on the "partnered")
      110
    • a person who does not feel a desire for partnered sex and/or little or no sexual attraction
      183
    • a person who experiences little or no sexual attraction and/or little or no desire for partnered sex (again an emphasis on the "partnered")
      373
    • another definition (please post below)
      27
    • a person who is not intrinsically attracted to any gender sexually
      125
  3. 3. do you think most non-asexuals understand you when you explain asexuality?

    • mostly
      172
    • to some extent
      578
    • not really
      463
    • not at all
      90
    • not sure
      292


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The Phage Mage

*The word was Lithosexual. I can't fix it for some reason.

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Iam9man

I personally relate to the current AVEN definition and use this when I explain asexuality. I understand a number of people don’t find it accurate enough. Maybe it could be added to rather than changed?

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Sithgroundhog

I like "a person who does not feel a desire for partnered sex and/or has no sexual attraction". I dislike the "little or" though because a- means "not", it doesn't mean "some" or "a little". And the reason I like adding the "desire for partnered sex" is because it's hard to explain what attraction feels like to those who don't know what it feels like. 

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