Note this is from a personal perspective
I was talking to a speech and language therapist after watching a program on a young lady he decided to be come asexual by choice in other words she had made a conscious decision to do so and very happy.
I was then got me thinking about why I am asexual? I never made a choice to be so it wasn’t a conscious decision on my part. Talking to the the speech and language therapist about different stages of development it would put in in the fold of wanting meaningful friendships and keeping and that is between the ages of 9 – 14 years old. This I would certainly agree with.
I wonder is there is a possible group in which this asexuality is due to a developmental “blockage”? If so would be interesting to see any studies on this.
Paul Isaacs 2016