Asexuality: What It Is and Why It Matters

@article{Bogaert2015AsexualityWI,
  title={Asexuality: What It Is and Why It Matters},
  author={Anthony F Bogaert},
  journal={Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={52},
  pages={362 - 379}
}
  • A. Bogaert
  • Published 21 April 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Sex Research
In this review article, human asexuality, a relatively understudied phenomenon, is discussed. Specifically, definitions and conceptualizations of asexuality (e.g., is it a unique category of sexual orientation?), biological and historical contexts, identity issues, discrimination against asexual people relative to other minorities, origins, and variations, including gender differences, are reviewed. Whether asexuality should be construed as a disorder is also discussed. The study of asexuality… 
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