Does “sexual desire” mean sexual attraction or sexual drive? Or both? Or neither? Because I know those are different.

When I say a person has no sexual desire, that means they have no sexual drive, meaning a want, or desire, to have sex with someone. But I guess you could say that desire for someone could mean being attracted to them. So maybe “desire” is not a good word to use when trying to define/describe asexual? 6_9

I would just use the words “sexual attraction” and “sex drive” (or libido) where a person’s ability to be attracted to someone sexually is independent of their overall sex drive. So someone who is asexual isn’t attracted to anyone sexually, but might still have a libido.