Asexuality: A Mixed-Methods Approach

@article{Brotto2010AsexualityAM,
  title={Asexuality: A Mixed-Methods Approach},
  author={Lori Anne Brotto and Gail Knudson and J. Hampden Inskip and Katherine T. Rhodes and Yvonne Erskine},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={599-618}
}
Current definitions of asexuality focus on sexual attraction, sexual behavior, and lack of sexual orientation or sexual excitation; however, the extent to which these definitions are accepted by self-identified asexuals is unknown. The goal of Study 1 was to examine relationship characteristics, frequency of sexual behaviors, sexual difficulties and distress, psychopathology, interpersonal functioning, and alexithymia in 187 asexuals recruited from the Asexuality Visibility and Education… 
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