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Spilling the tea on Asexuality



Asexuality is one of the least known terms in our country. As for the majority of us, asexuality may feel like an excuse people give when they are not attracted to a particular person for sexual encounters. But this is farther from the truth, as asexuality is as valid as any other sexual orientation. Current statistics suggest that around 1% of the total population is asexual, though many experts think that the number may be higher. 


Wikipedia defines Asexuality as “The lack of sexual attraction to others, or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity. It may be considered a sexual orientation or the lack thereof.” 


Just like always, to understand asexuality better we decided to meet a few people and understand about this in-depth. That's when we came across Shweta (pseudo-name) a 24 years old girl, who describes her as an aromantic asexual. In her situation, what happens is that she does not have any romantic or sexual feeling towards any gender. He clearly specified that she does not hate people or think that no one is the perfect match for her, it's just that she is not attracted to anyone. 



When you watch the video linked above, Sriti Jha, a renowned television actress, has beautifully elaborated her experience being asexual romantic. She clearly mentions that she does not have sexual attraction towards anyone but she is romantically attracted towards the opposite gender. She has also mentioned the struggle people have understood her situation as usually, people keep telling her that maybe she hasn't done it enough or she has to try it with someone else. Nut the truth is that if someone is an asexual person, no matter what you do, these feelings will never produced. That doesn't mean that they have to be single for life, as there are many asexuals who are happily living in a relationship with not only other asexuals but sexual people as well.



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