Have you ever heard from anyone beside you (even) in Afghanistan that he/she/they doesn’t really experience any sexual attraction towards any gender? What was your reaction? How did you feel and how exactly did you deal with it? Well, due to no sex education in our traditional Afghan society, not only the heterosexual people but even the LGBT people lack basic understanding of asexuality and asexual people.

Asexual Awareness Week (also called Ace Week) is an annual event that takes place at the end of October to celebrate and recognise the diversity of asexuality. It is a time to educate the public about asexuality, to celebrate and recognise asexual people, and to build awareness and solidarity.

Asexual Awareness Week was created by Sara Beth Brooks in 2010 as a way to raise awareness of asexuality.

What does asexual mean?
An asexual person generally doesn’t feel sexual attraction or desire. Asexuality is a spectrum: some asexual people desire romantic relationships with occasional sex, some want romantic relationships without sex, and some don’t desire romantic relationships. 

Asexuality is different from “abstinence from sex” and “celibacy” which are behaviors caused by people’s choices.
In fact, they do not experience sexual desire. According to a 2004 study, about 1% of the population is asexual or asexual.

Asexuality is a sexual orientation that is characterized by the absence of sexual attraction in any gender. Asexual people neither experience sexual attraction nor can choose; they simply live without sex desire. One thing should not be left unsaid and that is sexual counseling is very effective in diagnosing this issue. The opposite of an asexual person is an allosexual person.