The Difference Between Asexual and Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Sex drive and libido in women is a relatively complex thing when compared to men. While both genders have a myriad of complex issues which go into libido, with men it’s a lot easier to see what’s going on—or not as the case may be! But there’s a further hink that can go into figuring out sex drive in women and that’s the difference between being asexual and having a sexual dysfunction because in women who don’t talk about or don’t know, the two can look awfully similar.


Asexual behaviour can be divided into a few groups:


  • Asexual Romantic: An Asexual Romantic is someone who desires to be in a relationship, but one without sex. This can be due to a naturally low (or no) sex drive and because many asexuals put little focus on sex anyway, preferring the romance and joy of the relationship.

  • Asexual NonRomantic: An Asexual NonRomantic is an asexual who finds intimacy and companionship with friends and has absolutely no interest in any sort of romantic relationship. They may or may not have a sex drive and any they do have tends to get dealt with via healthy masturbation and the person moves on.


Asexuals are perfectly content with having a healthy non-sexual relationship or marriage or no relationship or marriage at all! One of the discerning features is that while many asexuals have libido of some sort, they don’t feel the need to act on it (unlike the rest of us who definitely do!)


It is this dichotomy in which we can see the difference between women who are asexual and women with a sexual dysfunction. Women who are asexual have no desire to have sex and no desire to go chasing after sex, but they are still healthy and often desire full and healthy relationships. Women who have a sexual dysfunction want to have sex, but for whatever reason, cannot-usually because of a physical problem which makes sex uncomfortable or painful.


Open communication is incredibly important in sex and libido, for both men and women, but it can be very hard, embarrassing and even highly problematic for women to come out and say how they actually feel. Many people think asexuality is something to be ‘cured’ or is caused by something psychological (it’s not) and so they give all kinds of advice which is entirely ineffectual and irrelevant. Women with a sexual dysfunction on the other hand will benefit greatly from the taking the advice of a good doctor to get their sex life back on track.


Regardless of which type you are, it’s important to take care of your health and have good, healthy relationships-of any sort! And never let anyone tell you who you are or what your problem is because that’s no one’s right to know but yours. Good luck!