Can a relationship last without sex?

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Can a relationship last without sex?
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yes.
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Sometimes.
It depends on the people involved, their dealbreakers and expectations of a relationship.
Their sex drive, attraction preferences and how compatible they are with each other.
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I personally believe it can, but it really depends on the other person's opinion and expectations. If I may ask, are you asexual or is it just something you aren't ready for? Your answer could also affect the outcome of the relationship due to the fact you either don't want to be sexual now or ever. Either way, this is something that would need to be discussed with your s/o.
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I personally believe it can, but it really depends on the other person's opinion and expectations. If I may ask, are you asexual or is it just something you aren't ready for? Your answer could also affect the outcome of the relationship due to the fact you either don't want to be sexual now or ever. Either way, this is something that would need to be discussed with your s/o.
I don’t know what I am, I want it and think about it but when I get to it I’m not interested or it hurts. And we’ve discussed it all he’s understanding
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I don’t know what I am, I want it and think about it but when I get to it I’m not interested or it hurts. And we’ve discussed it all he’s understanding
Well, if you think about it and it is something you want to do, then I don't believe you are asexual (but it can always change later). If you have discussed it and he is understanding then I think you should be fine. On the other hand, the reason you want sex but when it comes to it you are uninterested, may be because either it's not the right time, or you may not even be sexually attracted to whomever it is.
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Tbh I wouldn't date anyone I'm not sleeping with.

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Not in the majority of relationships and not for too long.
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In general, not in the long-term.
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Definitely, though it highly depends.
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If both parties are happy without then yes. If one or other is not then eventually something will have to change-whether that’s a break up or an affair or a change in the relationship to being open... but for some people yes it can, for others no it can’t.
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Can a relationship last without sex?
did you forget that asexuals exist and have/want relationships? seeing asexual erasure again and again makes me want to cry. ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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No, unless the individuals involved are asexual.
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(Original post by fake_abs)
did you forget that asexuals exist and have/want relationships? seeing asexual erasure again and again makes me want to cry. ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
It's not that deep.
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It's not that deep.
it might not be but they are people, and it should be mainstream to understand that asexuals exist and relationships don't rely on sex
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(Original post by fake_abs)
it might not be but they are people, and it should be mainstream to understand that asexuals exist and relationships don't rely on sex
I don't think OP was asking about asexual people.
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No child is born homophobic.
I'm sorry for the trauma you must've endured to make you feel this way about those who identify as gay/lesbian.

We are all entitled to our opinions. We are not, however, entitled to bullying, harrassing, and vocalising demeaning statements towards another human. I hope one day you can see how wrong it is that you've posted that comment.
I hope one day you will recognise a troll when you see one.
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Can a relationship last without sex?
Of course it can! I'm personally just fine with cuddles and laughter :3 Life isn't all about sex, and I see why some people (asexuals) don't like sex. Emotional support is far more important in a relationship and as long as you have that, you're good.
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I hope one day you will recognise a troll when you see one.
Irrelevant. I posted that because they tagged somebody. It's a specific hate comment with a target. That upsets me, and I cannot just click away without speaking up.
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Irrelevant. I posted that because they tagged somebody. It's a specific hate comment with a target. That upsets me, and I cannot just click away without speaking up.
You don't know what a troll is, it's very relevant.

EDIT: now they are responding to you because you gave them a reaction, see now?
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