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asexuality

[ ey-sek-shoo-al-i-tee ]
/ eɪˌsɛk ʃuˈæl ɪ ti /
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noun

the state or quality of having little or no sexual attraction to other people: The doctor wanted to make sure that low testosterone wasn't a factor in his asexuality.
the state or quality of being nonsexual; the absence of sex or sexuality: They've sometimes had to explain the asexuality of their long friendship.

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Origin of asexuality

First recorded in 1845–50; (originally referring to asexual reproduction) asexual + -ity
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Cultural definitions for asexuality

asexuality
[ (ay-sek-shooh-al-i-tee) ]

Having no sexual organs, or engaging in no sexual activity.

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