Anonymous: does the asexual label cover people who feel asexual because gender dysphoria causes them to not want sex (even though they would be interested if they had a different body). if not, is there a word for this?
You know, I was always taught not to answer a question with a question, but sometimes it’s the way I have to do things. So, my question for you: do you feel like asexual is the best word you have found so far to describe your experience of who you feel sexually attracted to? Like any other sexuality, asexuality is about attraction, not about willingness to have sex. If it feels like a term that works for you, then by all means, use it! Gender dysphoria doesn’t in any way disqualify people from identifying as asexual if they want to, and it is totally possible to feel like your asexuality and your gender identity are related. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.