“Sex” and the Ace Spectrum: Definitions of Sex, Behavioral Histories, and Future Interest for Individuals Who Identify as Asexual, Graysexual, or Demisexual

  title={“Sex” and the Ace Spectrum: Definitions of Sex, Behavioral Histories, and Future Interest for Individuals Who Identify as Asexual, Graysexual, or Demisexual},
  author={Jessica J. Hille and Megan K Simmons and Stephanie A. Sanders},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={813 - 823}
ABSTRACT This paper explores how people (n = 1,093) who identify as asexual or on the ace spectrum (i.e., graysexual, demisexual) define sex behaviorally using a list of 22 specific behaviors and assesses their lifetime behavioral histories and interest in future engagement in these activities. Lifetime behavioral history was also compared to each individual’s personal definition of sex. Asexual, demisexual, and graysexual groups defined sex similarly. Although there were significant group… 

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