It's Asexuality Day today!

I am asexual. It doesn't mean what you think it means. Let's dive into what it means, shall we?

The main thing to know: Asexuality is the absence of sexual attraction.
It means I don't look at an attractive person and think, "Hubba hubba. Let's get it on."

I simply think: "They look nice. I appreciate the way their features are arranged."
Asexuality is a spectrum. Some asexuals do not have sex. Others do. Remember, it has nothing to do with a lack of arousal and everything to do with a lack of sexual attraction.

A kiss is simply a loving gesture to someone we care about. There is no attraction based on a kiss.
There is no attraction based on any of the things an allosexual (people who have sexual attraction) feels. Again, it doesn't necessarily mean someone is sex repulsed. It just means they don't feel attraction.
For me, personally, touch is an intimate thing. Mainly because so many times people have interpreted my touches as sexual in nature and the situation turns into something I don't want nor did I intend. I had a hard learning curve, let me tell you.
It's why I don't generally hug people or touch them at all. It's my way of protecting myself from allosexual interpretations and advances.

At any rate, I hope this helps you in understanding what asexuality is.

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