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Am I asexual? Or on the spectrum, at all?

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strawberryskye28

So, for a while I've identified myself as somewhere on the asexual spectrum, but lately I've been a bit confused and I'm wondering what you all think. This might include a bit of NSFW (and maybe a bit TMI) stuff, so feel free to not read this post or respond if that makes you uncomfortable.

 

I'm beginning to be aroused (I think?) by things that have never aroused me before. I have never felt the urge to have sex, I still don't. I've never understood wanting to have sex with other people, I've never felt that urge. But, when I see imagery that's intended to arouse someone (and I don't just mean porn, I also mean "sexy" content in the media, like half/semi-dressed people, I find myself feeling a little aroused by it, but it always comes out of nowhere and it never stems from wanting to have sex with the person, or thinking that the person is "hot", in any way. And I always feel uncomfortable when it happens, and confused by what I'm feeling. I do have a fairly decent libido, as I am still in my late teens/early twenties (is it possible it's just hormones?), so I do engage in masturbation to try and satisfy that, but I don't even know what's happening at the moment. It also never happens in everyday life, only when I'm watching a TV show or something. Is it just my body reacting to "sexy" content? Or am I actually sexually attracted to these people? Is there just a weird disconnect happening somewhere between my body and mind?

 

Please let me know your thoughts and feel free to ask any questions that might help clarify anything.

 

Thanks everyone.

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Janus DarkFox

It’s possible it’s just arousal to me.  Also anywhere between the teens and early twenties the body and mind is still developing.  An arousal to media can simply be just that which can mean little for the actual sexuality.

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Iam9man

This sounds very familiar. I do find some people “hot” but it never leads to a desire to have sex. Partnered sex feels alien to me, although I can enjoy sensual parts of the experience. The way I describe it, my body seems to be able to crave sex (i.e. be aroused) whilst I have absolutely no interest.

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Spangly Swashbuckler

I’m this way too. Try looking up the term “aegosexual” because that’s how I identify most of the time

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