First off, I'm demisexual. So I have some experience in the ace community. Just not the experience I need to answer a question that came up yesterday. Which I will get to in a moment.
So I have a character, Lyria, who is asexual but not a-romantic. She begins to have a romantic relationship with a man who I can't figure out yet whether he's demisexual or what. I was planning a scene between them, where they're conversing about their respective sexualities. I basically just kind of let my characters talk in my head with each other when I plan out scenes like this, which means unplanned things come up sometimes.
Anyway, at one point the man, Forizano, mentions masturbation and asks Lyria if she ever masturbates. Her answer was that she tried it a few times and was unimpressed with the results. But it made me wonder how realistic her answer is, more generally speaking anyway. I can totally see her feeling that way, it's very much in character for her, but I was just wondering... I know aces don't feel any sexual attraction to other people, but what about masturbation? Part of me thinks aces don't masturbate, another part is not so sure. So maybe y'all can help me out here.
So if you're an ace, I'm curious if you masturbate, and what you think of it. I'll make sure anon is on in case you want to answer anonymously.
Please only aces answer, or possibly demis answering for aces they know well enough.
- Odd question