Originally Posted by XYZ123
I've gone through phases like this on and off in my life, during which I would have considered myself as asexual. During some of these phases I DID engage in sex, not because I wanted or needed the sexual gratification, but because my partner at the time did and it gratified me to make my partner happy in whatever way I could, including sharing my body. But I didn't feel the usual physical pleasure associated with sex. I wasn't adverse to it. I simply could "take it or leave it", but would have left it if up to me.
Am I hitting the nail a bit closer to the head here StarGazer?
Yeah, that's pretty much it. You don't want to have sex for sex's sake- but you have a partner who has a need, and you do your best to fulfill it, just like it in any relationship.