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What Does It Mean To Be Asexual?

16/03/2017 4:07 AM AEDT | Updated 16/03/2017 4:07 AM AEDT

You may have heard the term being thrown around in conversation, but what does it mean to be asexual?

Asexuality is a sexual orientation and identity, and it means the person doesn't typically experience sexual attraction.

And no, that doesn't mean practicing celibacy.

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According to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, asexuality is an intrinsic part of someone's identity.

"Asexuality does not make our lives any worse or any better, we just face a different set of challenges than most sexual people," the network notes.

"There is considerable diversity among the asexual community; each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction and arousal somewhat differently."

There are also many sub-parts to being asexual, and many people still are able to have sex and relationships.

Watch the full video above to find out more.

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