From the inbox #410

“I’ve just started counseling and in my first session, it came up that I’m asexual. My counselor tried to be delicate, but insisted that humans need sex, pointing to the ‘pyramid of needs’ on her wall as proof; sex is listed in the base along with food and shelter. Now she seems focused on having my hormones checked and tracing it to some kind of cause.

The thing is, that’s so not why I’m there! I’m perfectly happy being asexual, I have a wonderful allosexual partner who gets it, my doctor is happy as long as I am, and I’m very physically healthy. Has anyone else had a similar experience with a mental health professional? What advice would you give me about what to do from here?”

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