Is the definition of attraction really what aces say it is?

Sexual health professionals also make the distinction between sex drive and sexual attraction:

Dr. Michael Yates, clinical psychologist specialising in sexual health, said: "Sexual attraction is a motivation to engage in sexual activities with another person. It is possible to still have a sexual drive, but for that not to be directed at another person." [Source: Sky news]

Allosexuals generally describe sexual attraction as being a distinct feeling that is about being drawn to have sex with a specific person. As explained in Experiences, allosexuals often describe a feeling of wanting to 'get as close as possible to / touch' the other person, which asexuals don't. Asexuals generally conceptualise sex to essentially be masturbation but with another person, which is in contrast to the explanations given in this post.

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