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We spoke to Brian Langevin, a 20-year-old non-binary asexual from Kamloops in Canada, to find out what we could learn from them about how asexual relationships work.

Brian works as the executive director of Asexual Outreach, and leads a team of volunteers to build a national advocacy movement for people on the asexual spectrum, referred to as aces.

For Dae, intimacy "means something pretty different to what it probably means to other people"."We hug, we kiss on the cheek — there's a lot of verbal intimacy rather than physical intimacy ... "It's really weird how much it's in cinemas, and when there's kissing on TV, I have to close my eyes and look away," Tash said."I guess in some ways it feels private, but I don't expect people to do it only in private because that's stupid, but at the same time why is this the whole point of this show?

For others, sex may be something they are indifferent about or repulsed by, while some aces are interested in having sex. Around 1% of the population is asexual, according to the latest available research. If modern culture is an all-you-can-gorge buffet of sexuality, we're malnourished on the subject of people who aren't interested in sex at all. Characterised by one’s lack of sexual attraction to other people, asexuality is rare and poorly understood.While some people do choose to abstain from sex, asexuality is not a choice.For many aces, their asexuality seems just as innate as being gay might be.

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