In the last few years, sexuality has become a much less taboo subject and has become a part of so many aspects of life. Sex is in art, science, family, and in school. After all, there is nothing wrong: If you talk more about sex, you know more, you are less judgemental and you do it in a much healthier and more responsible way.
Humans are sexual beings from birth until we die and therefore sexuality is part of every aspect of our personality. It goes beyond much more than who we are attracted to and the relationships we have. It constitutes a big part of our life and there are many different kinds of sexual attractions and preferences.
So what exactly is demisexuality? Is it asexuality? Is it a physical condition? Sexual orientation? Or what?
What exactly is demisexuality?
Demisexuality is not any kind of physical or clinical condition. It is a sexual orientation that, like the others, is not an option but a way of being. A demisexual person defines himself as a person who does not develop a sexual interest in a person unless it is a person with whom he or she has a strong emotional bond first.
According to the Demisexuality Resource Center,
Demisexuality is a sexual orientation in which someone feels sexual attraction only to people with whom they have an emotional bond. Most demisexuals feel sexual attraction rarely compared to the general population, and some have little to no interest in sexual activity.
Demisexuals typically don't feel desire for others until a strong emotional bond is established. This is different from, for example, a young man who decides not to have sex until being married to the woman he loves is not necessarily a demisexual. In fact, it is likely that this young man does experience sexual feelings before marriage, but still, decides to keep them under control and wait for a certain moment to express it. Demisexuals will not have these sexual desires before the bond is there.
All life choices deserve respect, and all sexual orientations are natural. People are all different and we process our emotions and feel differently.
Did you know what demisexuality was? Have you ever heard of it before?
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