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Alright. So, it's taken me a lot of courage to actually ask this. I found this site the other day and...it seems helpful. Very much so, in fact!

Basically, I have a question; is it possible to be attracted to both genders romantically, yet be asexual? I've never been in an actual relationship, but regardless, I thought I was bisexual for quite a while. I know I can be attracted to girls, as well as guys, but in all honesty I've been aroused...maybe six times in my life, and not once did said arousal last longer than a few minutes. And I didn't feel any need to deal with it. I've also never felt sexually attracted to someone. Sure, I've looked ar people and thought (s)he was attractive, but never...really had any sexual thoughts about others. I tried even thinking some, but usually when I do, I just feel weirded out trying to. I've never had a 'wet dream', either. Still, is it possible for me to be emotionally/romantically attracted to both genders, yet be asexual?

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It is indeed possible. [Smile] People who identify as asexual often do still feel romantic or emotional attraction, just not sexual attraction (or, if they do feel sexual attraction, have no desire to act on that).

If you haven't seen it already, the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) is a resource you may find helpful.

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Thank you very much!

I checked it out, and I feel very relieved now.

I've told one of my friends, who is totally okay with it, so I feel pretty good right now.

Thanks so much for your help. AVEN is really helpful.

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