From AVEN Facebook post
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Asexuality: "An asexual is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Unlike celibacy, which people choose, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who we are. Asexuality does not make our lives any worse or any better, we just face a different set of challenges than most sexual people. There is considerable diversity among the asexual community; each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently. Asexuality is just beginning to be the subject of scientific research."
Terms associated with the asexual spectrum include graysexual and demisexual. Romantic orientations are separate from sexual orienations, and include aromantic, grayromantic, homoromantic, heteroromantic, biromantic, panromantic, to name a few. This is known as the Split-Attraction model.
Julie Sondra Decker, author of The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality (below), speaks at Wellesley College in October 2018.