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reeree
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I'm very very sorry if this insults anyone- that is NOT my intention AT ALL. The thing is what I've heard is that asexuals don't get turned on or aren't interested in sex. Yet, I've run into people who are asexual that say they write/read porn. I'm trying to figure out if I'm asexual or not (I guess I'm confused about my orientation and sexuality) and am trying to figure out how the whole "not wanting sex but being interested in porn works." Like can an asexual get turned on by porn but not want sex in their actual relationships? I'm a bit confused here. ._.;
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Kachina
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Asexuals can vary just as much as anyone of other sexualities. That is, they can enjoy porn, or not, or they can be turned on by certain things, or not. Just like many heterosexuals are turned on by homosexual porn, but don't necessarily want to have homosexual sex, a person can be uninterested in having any kind of partnered sex, but can still be interested in watching/reading porn, in masturbating, in having fantasies, etc. Being interested in porn does not necessarily mean wanting to have sex.

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reeree
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So, an asexual can want to masturbate to porn but not be interested/repulsed (Not all , I know, but some?) by actual sexual interactions?
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loststone
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Yep [Smile]

Libido and who you're sexually attracted to aren't linked; so an asexual person who is not sexually attracted to anybody can still have a libido and masturbate, without being interested in partnered sex.

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reeree
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Okay [Smile] I've always wanted to clear that up!
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