Other associated sexual identifiers:
- Aromantic (pronounced – ei-row-man-tuhk | ərəʊˈmæntɪk) – though often grouped under Asexuality, Aromantics are different. An individual who identifies as aromatic (also known as aro) may or may not feel sexual attraction; however, will have no desire for romance or create romantic relationships. The majority of aromantics prefer friendships and other non-romantic relationships. In addition to identifying as Aromantic, individuals with sexual desires may also identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual etc.
- No sexual attraction or desire
- Ace is another term used for Asexuality
- The lack of attraction or desire can include emotional, physical and/or romantic
- Asexuality is not common; it is believed that as little as 1% of the world’s population identifies as Asexual
- Generally, more women than men identify as Asexual
- Asexuality is often compared to the Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), given that the condition relates to a lack of sexual attraction
- Asexuality has been around for some time, and in the 1860s, Karl-Maria Ketbeny used the world “monosexuals” to refer to people who only masturbate
- It is believed that many Aromantic people are Asexual; however, some may experience sexual attraction rather than romantic feelings or love
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