"An asexual person is a person who does not experience sexual attraction" - (AVEN)

Facts about asexuality

  1. It is estimated to occur in 1-2% of the population
  2. There is some debate about whether or not asexuality should be defined as a lack of sexual attraction,  an absence of sexual behavior, or a self-identification as asexual (Van Houdenhove et al., 2014)
  3. Asexual people may identify as hetero/homo/bi-"romantic" as a way of expressing their "romantic orientation" (as differentiated from sexual orientation). This a desire to have an romantic relationship with someone based on emotional rather than sexual desires (heteroromantics as differentiated from heterosexuals)

Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)

  • International forum to ask questions, get answers, and learn more information from people who identify as asexual




Van Houdenhove, E., Gijs, L., T'Sjoen, G., & Enzlin, P. (2014). Asexuality: A multidimensional approach. Journal of Sex Research, 0(0), 1-10. DOI:10.1080/00224499.2014.898015







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