Understanding Asexuality

A person holding the asexual flag “Asexual flag” by Trollhare CC BY-NC-ND 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/2.0/jp/?ref=openverse.

An introduction to asexuality and the spectrum of asexual identities and attitudes about sexual behavior. This resource can help people new to the idea of asexuality to understand it better, including those trying to sort out their own sexual identity or approach to sexual behavior.

“Asexuality is an orientation, not an ideology. Asexual people can have a wide variety of attitudes towards sex, both in a wider cultural sense and in personal relationships. Some asexual people may have an openly accepting attitude towards sex in society at large while not being open to having sex themselves. Conversely, some asexual people may hold conservative attitudes towards sex in broader cultural contexts, while being open to compromise within a relationship. These attitudes come in all combinations.”