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I'm nonbinary and lately I've been really confused. I don't want to have sex or sexual attraction because of my dysphoria and I can't see myself in a sexual relationship with anyone. Am I asexual?

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Last Updated: 10/28/2019 at 2:10am
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Aayla
- Expert in LGBTQ+
October 28th, 2019 2:10am
Sometimes, people who experience dysphoria have a hard time finding out what their sexuality is. The way dysphoria makes you feel about your body can make you reject the idea of sex, not so much because you're not attracted to it, but rather because of your relationship to your own body. You could be asexual, or maybe your sexual attraction is simply obstacoled by your dysphoria. In these cases, asking for support is a great opportunity to sort things out. A therapist may help you distinguish what comes from dysphoria and what doesn't.
Anonymous
October 16th, 2018 6:03pm
Someone who is asexual is someone who isn't sexually attracted to anyone. If you really don't want a sexual relationship with anyone and you aren't sexually attracted to anyone then yeah, you are probably asexual. Don't be confused though, asexuals can have sex, enjoy sex and even masturbate. All these things aren't things asexuals can't do. The whole thing that makes someone asexual isn't lack of sex drive, but lack of sexual attraction towards someone. Being asexual doesn't mean you have to try sex first to see if you hate it or not, you just know. Basically, if you're not sexually attracted to anyone, hey! You're asexual! :)