Society is obsessed with sex, so a lot of internal guilt comes with not wanting it, writes Lee Suckling.

While many of us don't want sex for periods of time – usually because of lifestyle issues – there are some out there that fundamentally don't like it at all. It may cause them pain, shame, or just general disinterest. It can even feel like a chore.

Asexuality is a sexual orientation dictating a person has no (or very little) sexual attraction to others. It's not motivated by celibacy or abstention, or religious reasons. Rather, sexual intimacy simply isn't important


Lacking intimacy


Avoiding sexual contact