Toward a Conceptual Understanding of Asexuality

  title={Toward a Conceptual Understanding of Asexuality},
  author={Anthony F Bogaert},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={241 - 250}
  • A. Bogaert
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
Asexuality has been the subject of recent academic (A. F. Bogaert, 2004) and public (e.g., New Scientist; CNN) discourse. This has raised questions about the conceptualization and definition of asexuality. Here the author reviews some of these issues, discusses asexuality from a sexual orientation point of view (i.e., as a lack of sexual attraction), and reviews the similarities and differences between this definition and related phenomena (e.g., hypoactive sexual desire disorder). Finally, the… 

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