Asexuality: The Invisible Orientation

How do people who don't desire sex fit into the discussion of sexuality?

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Asexuality a term that is widely misunderstood.

Asexuality is defined as “someone who does not experience sexual attraction,” by The Asexual Visibility & Education Network.

Although a study from 2004 found that one percent of British residents identify as asexual, it’s a very understudied subject. While the study of sexuality has been widespread throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, studies of asexuality have been limited to the biology of plants and microbes.

For this issue, Beltway News toured the DMV area – including at an Asexuals of the Mid-Atlantic Meetup group – to ask asexual residents for a local perspective on what asexuality means to them.

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