Asexuality: The 'X' In A Sexual World

06/17/2013 09:43 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

An asexual is someone "who does not experience sexual attraction," according to a definition found on the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, the world's preeminent asexual organization. But "unlike celibacy, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who we are," the definition continues.

In this six-part series on asexuality, in which we talk to leading experts on asexuality, as well as activists and community members, we take a closer look at the lives of asexuals, exploring the history of the asexual movement, uncovering the current research on asexuality, debunking common misconceptions and discussing some of the challenges facing the asexual community.

       
     
What Is Asexuality?
Exploring the history of the asexual community
 
 
       
     
Is Asexuality A Disorder?
From Kinsey's 'X' to possible sexual orientation, a look at the science behind asexuality
 
       
     
Love, Romance and
Masturbation In The
Asexual Community
Debunking some popular misconceptions about asexuality through the exploration of the asexual spectrum and asexual relationships
 
 
       
     
'I Hope You Get Raped'
A glimpse into the battle against asexual discrimination and sexual violence
 
       
     
Battle For LGBT Inclusion
Asexuals discuss their struggle to find acceptance
 
       
 
       
     
Final Words
What does the future look like for the asexual community?

 
       

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