Asexuality means that there is no desire for sexual interaction and other people are not or only conditionally perceived as sexually attractive. However, for asexual people this is not burdensome, they do not feel primary pressure of suffering. Read here how someone can tell if they are asexual and whether a relationship is wanted by those affected despite being asexual.
There is no definition or test procedure for asexuality that provides clear guidelines for finding out whether one is asexual or not. It is when you feel that way about yourself.
But what does asexual mean in general? Asexuality means that there is no desire for sexual interaction. Asexual people are not disgusted (in principle) with sex, have no aversion to it or are uptight. They just don’t feel the need for it. In contrast to celibacy or other forms of abstinence, asexuality is not a conscious decision, but rather a sexual orientation that deviates – like homosexuality – from the “standard”.
Asexual people, ASS for short, usually find other people – regardless of gender – quite attractive. Romance and tenderness such as hugs, kisses and cuddles are also important and wanted for many asses. However, this attractiveness and physical and mental closeness is not linked to sexual attraction. Some ASS do not see any sense in sexual contact, others find it annoying and others unpleasant. Asexuality occurs in many different forms, but it is clearly not one thing: a disease.