If there is one thing that has never appealed to me, it's sex. I can make dirty jokes with the best of them, but when it comes to actually thinking about doing it, I feel really gross.
I also experience gender dysphoria, so that makes everything surrounding sex and just having a body a whole lot worse for me.
This is the one part of my identity that I am absolutely concrete about – I am asexual. That doesn't mean I'm incapable of sex or I'm a tree, it just means that I don't experience sexual attraction.
However, just because I'm asexual, that doesn't mean I'm incapable of love. I mean, seriously, I tell my friends that I love them quite often. I love my family.
I'm not sure where I fall on the romantic spectrum, but it's somewhere on the a-spec there. I experience aesthetic attraction – I can admit when someone looks cute, or beautiful, or handsome, or whatever, without wanting to bone or date them.
The point I'm trying to make is that, even though asexuality is a broad term, it doesn't cover all types of love, especially not with me. Sexual love is just one of many stripes of love.
And if you believe that sex is important to a functioning relationship, you should probably rethink what you actually think a relationship is built on – the emotion of lust or the choice of love.
Sorry, had to get preachy there because there's always that one cuck who comes into the comments, reviews, or DMs like "you know you need sex to have a happy relationship, right? :)" and I genuinely want to throw those people for a loop.
Anyway, this has been a ramble. I hope you can see where I'm coming from. Thank you for taking the time to read this!