Here’s what it’s really like to be asexual and married
According to the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, an asexual person is”someone who does not experience sexual attraction.” The organization explains, that unlike chosen celibacy, asexuality is an intrinsic aspect of who they are. It is just a different set of challenges than most sexual people. There is considerable diversity among the asexual community; each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently”. There is one way to determine if someone is asexual. It’s like other identities it’s just a word that people use to help figure themselves out.
Finding out your partner is asexual after being together for years, it can be tough. When a partner comes out as asexual there are a lot of things to work out and a lot of adjustments that need to be made on both sides. The key to making things work, like in all relationships, is open and honest communication with each other.
A little openness can be a good thing
Dreams can come true
It can be quite a shock
It’s okay to feel a little blindsided
The frustration is super real
Communication is key
The truth will set you free
Searching for a solution
Emotional distance does not make the heart grow fonder
Talk to your wife!
There is always an answer
Open hearts and open minds
I’ll say it again – communication!
It’s difficult to do the right thing
Revelations can be hard
There is never a perfect time to come out
Love will find a way
The first baby step can feel like a giant leap
Congratulations for coming out!
Sacrificing for love
We feel for you
Don’t knock it ’till you try it
To find out more about being Asexual, check out the Asexual Visibility and Education Network for FAQs and more information.