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If you've watched BoJack Horseman, read recent Archie comics, or been rejected by someone who says they like you but your genitals gross them out, then you're familiar with asexuality⁠—but probably not as familiar as you think.

A 2019 poll found that 76% of those surveyed weren't able to accurately define asexuality, despite 53% of respondents asserting that they could.

And that's fine. I can barely do it after years of research, and according to modern definitions I'm a full-fledged "heteroromantic" "asexual," which, according to Dr. Google, places me among an estimated 1% of the population who are incapable of feeling sexually attracted to anyone, regardless of gender or sex. Or, as Stefani Goerlich explains in sex-therapist-speak, "Whereas heterosexuals are sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex, and homosexuals are attracted to folks of the same sex, asexuals are [sexually] attracted to nobody."

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Ravahn Tells Us How to Have a Spiritual Awakening

"Be honest with yourself. Seek God in your own way."

For six years, Ravahn performed under the name DUVV, but the moniker always felt like a mask.

Now, she's releasing music using her real name and exploring a more honest identity through her work and her art.

The Things We've Done/The Love We Need her latest two-song EP, allows Ravahn to show off her production skills as well as her vocal stylings. Her soft, breathy voice soars over glittering electric beats, creating hypnotic, cosmic soundscapes. Reminiscent of Grimes and FKA twigs' intricate, cyborgian alternative stylings, Ravahn's EP is a masterclass in world-building, alternatively sultry, subdued, and reverent.

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