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22nd Jun '16 3:50:42 PM wohitzi
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* April from ''Stranger & Stranger'' mentions dating a boy and liking him a lot, but feeling incredibly uncomfortable when he got aroused and dumping him as a result. She also gets uncomfortable when people talk about sex/use sex related language around her.
20th Jun '16 10:20:34 PM gcreative
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* In issue #4 of ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Johnny may as well have jumped out of the asexual closet. He implies there are multiple reasons that he avoids sexual intimacy altogether after being accused of rape, one of them being "See, I don't '''want''' to touch anything. I don't want to feel anyone because I don't care about anyone like that, and to touch it is disgusting for all of its emptiness". According to the later issues, he does have sexual desires, though (personified by "Reverend Meat", a Bob's Big Boy figurine he got as a present from an old girlfriend whom he lost his virginity to). He just represses them because he thinks they're unnecessary.

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* In issue #4 of ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Johnny may as well have jumped out of the asexual closet. He implies there are multiple reasons that he avoids sexual intimacy altogether after being accused of rape, one of them being "See, I don't '''want''' to touch anything. I don't want to feel anyone because I don't care about anyone like that, and to touch it is disgusting for all of its emptiness". According to the later issues, he does have sexual desires, though (personified by "Reverend Meat", a Bob's Big Boy figurine he got as a present from an old girlfriend whom he lost his virginity to). He just represses them because he thinks they're unnecessary.them, so this may actually be a case of sex repulsion rather than asexuality.
16th Jun '16 6:14:48 PM nombretomado
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* Hestia in ''ThaliasMusings''. Artemis as well, but she's [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend secretly in love with Athena]].

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* Hestia in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. Artemis as well, but she's [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend secretly in love with Athena]].
12th Jun '16 1:40:01 PM LentilSandEater
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** Cole, in the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition third game]] is a completely asexual character, being a naive spirit/demon in human form. The Iron Bull tries to get him to sleep with a sex worker, a plan which falls flat on its face when [[spoiler:Cole instead decides to help her solve her life problems, departing with him as a friend.]] Despite what other characters (and many fans) assume, however, his narration in Asunder highlights that he does know what sex is, so his lack of interest doesn't stem from ignorance.

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** Cole, in the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition third game]] is a completely asexual character, being a naive spirit/demon in human form. The Iron Bull tries to get him to sleep with a sex worker, a plan which falls flat on its face when [[spoiler:Cole instead decides to help her solve her life problems, departing with him as a friend.]] Despite what other characters (and many fans) assume, however, his narration in Asunder highlights that he does know what sex is, so his lack of interest doesn't stem from ignorance.\\
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If you get enough influence to unlock his personal mission you will get a choice whether Cole becomes more a spirit or human. If you pick more human then he will actually get a budding sexuality. Play on into the ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=] and he will actually start a romance with with the bard Maryden. If he's more a spirit at this point he'll start nudging people towards Maryden, but won't display any personal interest at all.
11th Jun '16 9:33:26 AM JustKnown
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* "Boss Tweed", the antagonist of ''The Opiuchi Hotline'' is asexual and believes that it gives him an advantage in the rough-and-tumble world of Lunar politics. Asexuality in {{John Varley}}'s Literature/EightWorld stories is complicated by something most authors don't consider: In a clothing-optional society with EasySexChange "none of the above" is always an option, so judging someone's orientation from their configuration is pretty much impossible. At least two characters assume asexuality when they meet people without apparent genitals but both turn out to be wrong.

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* "Boss Tweed", the antagonist of ''The Opiuchi Hotline'' is asexual and believes that it gives him an advantage in the rough-and-tumble world of Lunar politics. Asexuality in {{John Varley}}'s Literature/EightWorld Literature/EightWorlds stories is complicated by something most authors don't consider: In a clothing-optional society with EasySexChange "none of the above" is always an option, so judging someone's orientation from their configuration is pretty much impossible. At least two characters assume asexuality when they meet people without apparent genitals but both turn out to be wrong. Boss Tweed wears fake genitals just to head off this sort of reputation.
10th Jun '16 3:27:26 PM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'': Vampires are stated to lose their sexual desire when they lose their humanity and only long for [[BloodLust blood]].
10th Jun '16 12:51:51 PM MissMokushiroku
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This can lead to awkward feelings for the asexual audience when sex is shown to be something '''everyone''' does and wants, to a full and completed degree. Asexuality is something of a CassandraTruth. Both in-universe and out, fans and fellow characters alike will often dismiss their sexual orientation as a side-effect of depression, mental sickness, low hormone levels, abuse, immaturity, or even just plain old sour grapes.[[note]]ie. "I can't get laid so I'll just pretend I didn't want to anyway."[[/note]] This criticism will not stop until they've succeeded in getting them to bed ''someone'' [[YouNeedToGetLaid so they can live a "normal" life at last]]. They may also be MistakenForGay-- especially if [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay gayness is not expected to be expressed]].

In RealLife, asexuals don't feel sexual attraction - in fact they don't even feel the need to stimulate arousal through masturbation. Intimate relationships are just fine, and many are comfortable with cuddling and kissing to express their feelings - they may be part of a ChastityCouple. Sex doesn't have to be disgusting, it's just not something that they feel has any place in their lives. Some asexuals do have sex with their life-partners. They may even enjoy it when they actually 'get around to it'. But it's not something they seek out.

In RealLife, seeing as sex is first and foremost a means to prolong the existence of our species [[note]]enjoying it is really an encouragement to have it more often,[[/note]] to not have any drive for it in the first place is ultimately as "abnormal" a sexual orientation as homosexuality. This doesn't mean asexuals have any problems with showing their affection for somebody. But many don't feel sex ''needs'' to play a part in their lives, nor is it required for a happy long-term relationship (for them, anyway).

Many asexuals consider asexuality to be a spectrum, with "gray asexuality" and "demisexuality" residing somewhere between "fully" asexual and "fully" sexual. See SingleTargetSexuality and IfItsYouItsOkay. Ironically, because they don't consider sex to be important in their lives, they may feel ''more'' comfortable talking and joking about sex than those more inclined to ''have'' sex, but this is all that it is - a joke.

Asexuality has its own logical place in evolution, similar to homosexuality - somebody who does not have children (whether through being asexual or homosexual) can still take care of the children of another if they fall sick, or they can go hunting or defend the tribe without having to take care of children. Additionally they do not pose any direct threat to the continuation of an alpha male's bloodline, meaning they won't be chased away from the tribe.

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This can lead to awkward feelings for the asexual audience when sex is shown to be something '''everyone''' ''everyone'' does and wants, to a full and completed degree. Asexuality is something of a CassandraTruth. Both in-universe and out, fans and fellow characters alike will often dismiss their sexual orientation as a side-effect of depression, mental sickness, low hormone levels, abuse, immaturity, or even just plain old sour grapes.[[note]]ie. "I can't get laid so I'll just pretend I didn't want to anyway."[[/note]] This criticism will not stop until they've succeeded in getting them to bed ''someone'' [[YouNeedToGetLaid so they can live a "normal" life at last]]. They may also be MistakenForGay-- especially if [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay gayness is not expected to be expressed]].

In RealLife, asexuals don't feel sexual attraction - in fact they don't even feel the need to stimulate arousal through masturbation. attraction. Intimate relationships are just fine, and many are comfortable with cuddling and kissing to express their feelings - they feelings--they may be part of a ChastityCouple. Sex doesn't have to be disgusting, it's just not something that they feel has any place in their lives. Some asexuals do have sex with their life-partners. life partners. They may even enjoy it when they actually 'get "get around to it'.it". But it's not something they seek out.

In RealLife, seeing Seeing as RealLife sex is first and foremost a means to prolong the existence of our species [[note]]enjoying it is really an encouragement to have it more often,[[/note]] to not have any drive for it in the first place is ultimately as "abnormal" a sexual orientation as homosexuality. This doesn't mean asexuals have any problems with showing their affection for somebody. But many don't feel sex ''needs'' to play a part in their lives, nor is it required for a happy long-term relationship (for them, anyway).

Many asexuals consider asexuality to be a spectrum, with "gray asexuality" and "demisexuality" residing somewhere between "fully" asexual and "fully" sexual. See SingleTargetSexuality and IfItsYouItsOkay. Ironically, because they don't consider sex to be important in their lives, they may feel ''more'' comfortable talking and joking about sex than those more inclined to ''have'' sex, but this is all that it is - a is--a joke.

Asexuality has its own logical place in evolution, similar to homosexuality - somebody homosexuality--somebody who does not have children (whether through being asexual or homosexual) can still take care of the children of another if they fall sick, or they can go hunting or defend the tribe without having to take care of children. Additionally they do not pose any direct threat to the continuation of an alpha male's bloodline, meaning they won't be chased away from the tribe.
10th Jun '16 6:19:51 AM Tightwire
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In RealLife, asexuals don't feel sexual attraction. Intimate relationships are just fine, and many are comfortable with cuddling and kissing to express their feelings--they may be part of a ChastityCouple. Sex doesn't have to be disgusting, it's just not something that they feel has any place in their lives. Some asexuals do have sex with their life-partners. They may even enjoy it when they actually bother.

In RealLife, seeing as sex is first and foremost a means to prolong the existence of our species [[note]]enjoying it is really an encouragement to have it more often,[[/note]] to not have any drive for it in the first place is ultimately as "abnormal" a sexual orientation as homosexuality. This doesn't mean asexuals have any problems with showing their affection for somebody. They may even enjoy sex when they "get around to it". But many don't feel sex ''needs'' to play a part in their lives, nor is it required for a happy long-term relationship (for them, anyway).

Many asexuals consider asexuality to be a spectrum, with "gray asexuality" and "demisexuality" residing somewhere between "fully" asexual and "fully" sexual. See SingleTargetSexuality and IfItsYouItsOkay.

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In RealLife, asexuals don't feel sexual attraction. attraction - in fact they don't even feel the need to stimulate arousal through masturbation. Intimate relationships are just fine, and many are comfortable with cuddling and kissing to express their feelings--they feelings - they may be part of a ChastityCouple. Sex doesn't have to be disgusting, it's just not something that they feel has any place in their lives. Some asexuals do have sex with their life-partners. They may even enjoy it when they actually bother.

'get around to it'. But it's not something they seek out.

In RealLife, seeing as sex is first and foremost a means to prolong the existence of our species [[note]]enjoying it is really an encouragement to have it more often,[[/note]] to not have any drive for it in the first place is ultimately as "abnormal" a sexual orientation as homosexuality. This doesn't mean asexuals have any problems with showing their affection for somebody. They may even enjoy sex when they "get around to it". But many don't feel sex ''needs'' to play a part in their lives, nor is it required for a happy long-term relationship (for them, anyway).

anyway).

Many asexuals consider asexuality to be a spectrum, with "gray asexuality" and "demisexuality" residing somewhere between "fully" asexual and "fully" sexual. See SingleTargetSexuality and IfItsYouItsOkay.
IfItsYouItsOkay. Ironically, because they don't consider sex to be important in their lives, they may feel ''more'' comfortable talking and joking about sex than those more inclined to ''have'' sex, but this is all that it is - a joke.

Asexuality has its own logical place in evolution, similar to homosexuality - somebody who does not have children (whether through being asexual or homosexual) can still take care of the children of another if they fall sick, or they can go hunting or defend the tribe without having to take care of children. Additionally they do not pose any direct threat to the continuation of an alpha male's bloodline, meaning they won't be chased away from the tribe.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had an episode in which the characters were turned into asexuals (both in biology and orientation).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had an episode in which the characters were turned into asexuals (both in biology and orientation). While Hermes and LaBarbara were shown still in a loving marriage, they felt no need to have sex - until they abruptly remembered how good sex made them feel.
5th Jun '16 3:24:12 PM supergod
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* Charlie Kelly from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', while [[StalkerWithACrush clearly romantically attracted to the waitress]], has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3xRol51qI explicitly stated]] he's generally not interested in sex and finds it unappealing. In his fantasy sequence about life with the waitress they get their family from a "baby store".
2nd Jun '16 2:05:24 PM piazza
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Deities}}'' both Time and Chaos are asexual.
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