“Instead of saying, 'Asexuality doesn't exist,' try saying, 'Asexuality is a sexual orientation just like bi, gay, lesbian, and pan.'
Instead of saying, 'You will know when it's time to have sex,' try saying, 'Love doesn’t equal sex.'
Instead of saying, 'Have you seen a doctor?' try saying, 'There are many happy, healthy relationships that don’t have sex involved in them.'
Instead of saying, 'This will pass, it is just a phase. Everyone wants sex sometimes,' try saying, 'Sexuality is fluid and exists on a huge spectrum. There are many different types of sexuality.'
Instead of saying, 'Sex is a natural part of adult relationships,' try saying, 'Sex and sexuality are complicated to figure out. Give yourself time and space to explore what you are feeling.'”
—Asexual Awareness Week’s advice to the Trevor project, from the two-page document drafted by Sara Beth Brooks (pearlsfromthewest).