19 Illustrations That Capture What It Means To Be Asexual

Asexuality (or non sexuality, as it is often called) is an often ignored segment of the population. Because of their lack of visibility, many people don’t understand what it is. Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It is different than celibacy because that is a choice, whereas asexuality is sexual orientation. Asexual people form intimate relationships just like everyone else.

It can be difficult to explain asexuality to people who have never experienced it. The following artists used comics as a way to communicate the struggles of being an asexual person. This genre is great for education for many reasons. One, they’re easy to read. Two, they’re cute. And three, they are not intimidating!

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 1. You get asked a lot of dumb questions.

 

2. Uggg.

 

3. You have a hard time explaining your sexuality to people.

 

4. They just don’t get it.

 

6. People can say really frustrating things…

 

7. And hurtful things.

 

8. Realizing that you’re asexual can be confusing.

 

9. It happens at different stages of everyone’s lives.

 

10. Metaphors are a great way to explain asexuality. Like this one about bacon!

 

11. Or this one about coffee!

 

12. Asexual people can still desire relationships.

 

13. This explains it!
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14. Asexuality in biology is a totally different thing.

 

15. Being asexual can be an isolating experience.

 

16. You can feel out of place.

 

17. Sometimes joking about asexuality is healing.

 

18.  It’s good to laugh.

 

19. Asexuals exist!

 

Are you or is any one you know asexual? Did you learn something about asexuality you didn’t know before? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • I had no idea about asexuality. Thanks for the post. Asexuality might partially explain my behaviour. I am not sure.. I am confused. I do drool over Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch on pinterest and tumblr. But never had any explicit sexual fantasy about any of them. Also I am quite lazy and indifferent when it comes to sex. I find it super gross and boring to discuss about sex, or having sex chat with someone, or doing experiments (like position changing etc) during sex. I don’t have a boyfriend for past 2.5 yrs and honestly I am totally happy about it. In fact, watching a movie or reading a book or even just doing stupid browsing seems more appealing to me than chatting with a potential lover. I used to think I was emotionally screwed up. But now I have started to think differently.

    • Tara Nelson

      Look into Demisexuality, or Greysexuality. I know it’s been a year, but hey!:D

  • Steve Crietzman

    Here go again..

    [[posters who’ve never heard of asexuality immediately commence with dismissive, snide, ignorant remarks, without bothering to read the article or attempting to comprehend what it must be like to be asexual- or understand what it’s like to have to put up with hurtful, upsetting, mocking posts in the comments section of every single article which ever attempts to give us visibility, spread awareness, or combat ignorance.]]

    Also: if you’re asexual and have only just discovered the concept: your sexuality IS valid, YOU are valid. You are NOT broken – you ARE beautiful just the way you are. Regardless of what any ignoramuses may say.

    Finally: Thank you to gurl.com for helping to spread awareness and give us visibility! We really appreciate your efforts. I just hope people attempt some empathy and at least try to understand us this time…