Dear Straight People,
As difficult as it is for some of you to believe, asexuals really do exist! And unfortunately for them, asexuals need to constantly deal with all kinds of misconceptions. So as part of this blog’s effort to educate straight people on sexual minorities, here are 6 common misconceptions about asexuals that you should probably know about!
- Asexuals don’t exist
Asexuals definitely exist. Just check out the video below featuring real asexuals for proof!
2. Asexuality is the same thing as celibacy
Just like any other sexual orientation, asexuality is not a choice and merely a term used to describe someone’s sexual orientation. In other words, asexuals don’t choose to not be able to experience sexual attraction to others. Celibacy on the other hand, is a conscious choice to abstain from sex.
3. Asexuals are all virgins
Many asexuals do actually have sex. Just because they don’t feel sexual attraction doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of participating in sexual activities.
4. Asexuality is a result of hormonal imbalances
On the contrary, asexuals have normal levels of hormones and research has shown that taking hormone supplements doesn’t make them any more sexual.
5. Asexuality is a result of sexual trauma
The majority of asexuals have never been victims of sexual abuse.
6. Asexuals can’t have romantic relationships
Many asexuals do in fact have long-term relationships! Just because they don’t feel sexual attraction the same way as most people do doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of having an emotional and romantic relationship with someone.
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