Amanda Malamut
Updated February 11, 2017 9:24 am
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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.