Asexuals and Sex/Masturbation

Asexuality does not mean that an individual absolutely does not want to have sex, but rather it refers to an individual who lacks the ability to experience sexual attraction. Asexual identifying individuals range on a scale of having no desire for sex/masturbation to having a desire for sex/masturbation despite not experiencing sexual attraction.

Sex is an act, sexual attraction refers to a feeling of attraction or desire to a person in the sexual sense.

You do not have to experience sexual attraction to find sexual activities pleasurable, and that includes masturbation. In addition, you do not have to want to have sex and/or masturbate, in order to experience sexual attraction. 

Masturbation and sex do not necessarily serve the same purposes for all people.

When people desire to have sex with one another because they are sexually attracted to one another, they are not asexual. When asexuals desire to have sex and/or masturbate, it can be for a variety of reasons but it does not have to do with sexual attraction. For example, some may masturbate or have sex because the act itself is pleasurable and/or it serves as an outlet to relieve stress/anxiety. This has nothing to do with finding a person sexually attractive.

This isn’t complicated to understand and asexuals should not have to fucking explain this to you.