"Asexuality definitely exists. It's just the average person has a hard time understanding it because so much of who we are is driven by sex," said sexologist Levkoff. "People start to wonder 'what do you mean you're not attracted to anyone?' People find it hard to intellectually manage."
As for the health aspects of asexuality, the medical experts told ABCNEWS.com that overall, there's nothing dangerous about being asexual.
"There's certainly not broad evidence that it's unhealthy to not have sex throughout life," said Coleman. "There are only some cases where people try to suppress their sexual drives and sometimes then it will come out in inappropriate ways, but overall, people who are not sexual are still healthy."
For sex expert Levkoff, isolating oneself from physical attachment is an aspect of asexuality that she does consider to be a bit unhealthy.
"We are human and by nature humans need physical touch and attachment and connection," said Levkoff.
"But it would be far worse to engage in sexual behavior because you don't want to and you just want to fit in," she added. "That would be worse than never doing it at all."