Previously, we showed some results on both the sexuality and sexual politics of ace respondents. Here we compare ace respondents to non-ace respondents, keeping in mind that the non-ace respondents to our survey are not representative of the population in general.
This question asked “How strong is your sex drive/libido?” with the additional clarification “Sex drive, or libido, refers to the drive to engage in some kind of sexual gratification, whether through partnered sex or solo stimulation (e.g. masturbation). The question does not account for varying sex drive.
Interestingly, these results seem contrary to research showing that asexuals and non-asexuals do not differ significantly in their desire to masturbate (Prause & Graham, 2007), although note that “sex drive” and “desire to masturbate” are not interchangeable.