Many people who identify as asexual are still struggling for their sexual orientation to be widely recognized and understood. (Flickr Creative Commons/Nouspique)
Our Modern Love series continues today with a look at what is perhaps the least understood sexuality out there -- one that is defined not by who you have sex with, but by the absence of sexual attraction. It's known as asexuality, and in a hyper-sexualized culture that assumes sex is driving force behind just about everything, it's a phenomenon and an experience that many people struggle to understand.
Jian talks to asexual activist and the founder of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network David Jay about his personal and political struggle, and what asexuality can reveal about human intimacy.