Asexuality, lack of sexual attraction towards anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It can be thought of as a lack of sexual orientation or as a fourth variation next to homosexuality…
In a study conducted in 2004, the prevalence of asexuality was found to be 1%.
Asexuality is distinct from sexual abstinence and celibacy, in which factors such as behavioral and often an individual’s personal or religious beliefs have an effect; Unlike sexual behavior, sexual orientation is believed to be permanent. Some asexual people may engage in sexual activity for a variety of reasons, such as the desire to please their romantic partner or the desire to have children, despite the lack of sexual attraction or desire for sex.
The acceptance of asexuality as a sexual orientation is still quite new in terms of scientific research, it has begun to develop as a growing field of research in terms of both sociology and psychology. Although some researchers argue that asexuality is a sexual orientation, some researchers disagree.
Various asexual societies have started to form since the advent of the internet and social media. The fastest growing and best known of these communities is The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), founded by David Jay in 2001.
In a survey conducted in August 2010, based on voting and opinions, outside of AVEN and without being bound by English; The current flag has been adopted to raise awareness of asexuality. The flag was chosen from a non-AVEN website and was chosen as the first with 41.1% of the votes and 10.4% of this voting were in favor of not having a flag for asexuality.
The flag has 4 horizontal stripes and is similar to other sexual orientation flags. It is regarded as a symbol of asexuality.
Symbols and their meanings
Black: Symbolizes asexuality.
Gray: Gray-symbolizes asexuality and demisexuality.
White: Refers to the sexual cut.
Purple: Refers to the asexual community.