The Realization Of Being Asexual
I remember from when I was about 14 years old, I always felt different from most males, I was never interested in girls as they seemed to be, my mother just said that it was just a phase and that I would like girls some day. At age 16, same thing, my mother said that I was just a late bloomer. This continued until the age of 19, I just knew, it was not some "phase", not some "late blooming". It was the way I am. I was so confused though. "Everyone is interested in sex" I thought, "Why am I not?" It confused me greatly. It was in a psychology class that I learned that there are some who are not interested in a sexual relationship whatsoever, and that these people are known as "asexual". So I asked the instructor after class more about asexuality, and I was directed to AVEN(Asexual Visibility and Education Network). After just about twenty minutes of reviewing posts on the site, I was crying tears of joy because no longer was I some freak of nature, but part of a society.