From the inbox #110

“I’m in high school, and for a very long time I knew that I was asexual. I am heteroromantic, though, but I do not feel any sexual attraction whatsoever. So when everyone at my school is talking about how great sex is, I just don’t understand. I often times feel left out, but at the same time I don’t see the big deal about it. People often tell me “you just haven’t found the right guy,” “you’re not old enough,” or etc., but I know for a fact that I don’t feel any sexual attraction. I don’t know what to do about it. Even my parents say these things. People at school tell me that I just haven’t had “a good time” yet, even my boyfriend says that! Seriously?? I’m just so stuck. I know my sexuality is valid, but others try to prove me wrong about MYSELF. Don’t I know myself better than others? What can I do?”

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