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Everything You Need To Know About Asexuality

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Everything You Need To Know About Asexuality

Because having a low sex drive (when you normally enjoy sex) can be caused by a number of factors, it’s not unlikely for some to dismiss or mislabel asexuality as just a “side effect” of other issues, says Hall.

“There’s a common belief that the lack of sexual desire experienced by asexuals is consequential and labels like ‘sexual dysfunction’ can be inappropriately assigned,” explains Hall. “There is no evidence that asexuality is caused by a chemical imbalance.”

Similarly, unlike celibacy or abstinence — which are choices — asexuality is seen as an inherent disposition, according to Hall.

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