I enjoyed reading this. I agree that people limit themselves with the conditioned beliefs society has instilled into them about sex, and I had to go through this in the past when I realized I was an asexual. When you start a romantic relationship with someone, that there will be sex somewhere down the line seems to be a given, and this fact depressed me. I thought that since I had zero interest in sex, there was something wrong with me, and I desperately wanted to be "normal" and want it so I could fit in.
I've come to terms with my asexuality since then, so I'm not bothered by it anymore. I look at my relationships in a new way now because without sex, the lines between "romance" and "friendship" have blurred, and I like it that way.