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Is It Asexuality or Is It Sexual Avoidant Disorder?

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“Are you sure you’re asexual? Maybe it’s just trauma…” If you’re someone who is asexual, you’ve probably been asked this before, and it’s one of the most aggravating assumptions and questions out there.

For those of you who don’t know, asexuality is a sexuality spectrum that doesn’t really feel sexual attraction. Once again, it’s a spectrum, so there are aces out there who feel sexual attraction under certain conditions (demisexuals like myself), aces that fall somewhere between allosexuals and asexuals (gray aces), aces that only feel sexual attraction once they know the other person is attracted to them (reciprosexuals), the opposite where people lose sexual attraction once it’s reciprocated (akoisexuals), and people who are fluid on the spectrum (aceflux).

All of these are real sexualities, and that’s partially what the “A” is LGBTQIA+ stands for (shoutout to my aromantics out there).

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