document updated 12 years ago, on Oct 1, 2010Asexuality describes people who are not interested in sex. They are not celibate, as celibacy is a choice. Rather, it is innate.
One of the most common questions people ask when they first encounter an asexual person is "Is it really possible to be asexual? I thought everyone was sexual to some extent? Asexuality can't be for real.". Yes, it truly does exist, though the incidence rate is ≤1%.
Bisexual people are nicknamed "bi", polyamorous people are nicknamed "poly", transgender people are nicknamed "trans". Asexual people can't really be nicknamed "a", so they're "ace" instead.
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