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Old 10-20-2011, 08:11 AM
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If the word celibate usually refers to choosing no sex, and asexual is only supposed to be reserved for people who naturally have no sex drives, what word would be appropriate for someone who lost their libido, for medical reasons? Abstinent? Chaste? Nonsexual? Libidoless? On the web, I found two supposedly correct medical terms for loss of libido: "female sexual dysfunction (FSD)" and "hypoactive sexual desire disorder." But what a mouthful! I think asexual works, despite the fact that people who identify as asexuals want to own the word, but maybe "sexually dysfunctional" could be used without sounding too weird.
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