People who identify as asexual may not experience sexual attraction, but that doesn’t stop them from masturbating and even having sexual fantasies.
A new study has found that nearly half of asexual women and three quarters of asexual men reported having these experiences – and, they’re just as likely to fantasize about fetishes and BDSM as ‘sexual’ people.
The findings shed new light on this little-understood orientation and suggest that, while sexual fantasies are not ubiquitous, the ‘asexual’ label may capture a more diverse group than previously thought.
No doubt there are people who are truly asexual – humanity encompasses many rooms after all. But to put forward an idea – most of those identifying as asexual aren’t, they’re just the people who find real people a bit icky.