Ya but... I have love for my friends?! Not sexual love with most of them, but love that makes me want to be close to them, hold their hand, cuddle them, etc. What's the dif?
I would have to say that the difference is you. YOU are not an "asexual" person. The scope of the discussion mainly focused on people who can be "in love" with a PARTNER but have mental or psychological obstacles or issues that prevent them from fully appreciating themselves as a sexual being.