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Many Asexuals define an Asexual as a person who does not experience sexual attraction. If the same people attempt to define sexual attraction, there are different responses. Some people respond to the question with a blank stare. Other people go into long-winded and complicated definitions.
Asking people who do not experience sexual attraction to tell a researcher what it is may not be the best idea. An AVEN thread and an Asexual Agenda post explored the issue, but neither the thread nor the post provided a definitive answer. Since Asexuals do not have a good answer, it is necessary to look elsewhere. It may be best to turn to the people who study human sexuality.
Unfortunately, the people who study human sexuality define sexual attraction by physiological responses. They measure blood flow to a certain part of a male's anatomy and the volume of fluids inside of a certain part of a woman's anatomy. The physiological descriptions do not explain what makes someone experience lust.
The people who experience lust do not adequately describe what it is either. It is almost as if the English language does not have the right words to describe what causes certain feelings in their nether regions.
The parts of the brain that deal with sexual attraction developed long before humans developed languages. There may be a language that has words that can explain what happens. English may need to develop new terms to define it. Asexuals are certainly no strangers to introducing new words.