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J Sex Res. 2015;52(4):362-79. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2015.1015713.

Asexuality: what it is and why it matters.

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a Department of Health Sciences, Department of Psychology , Brock University.

Abstract

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 allows for a better understanding of an underrecognized sexual minority but also affords a unique opportunity to examine and better understand human sexuality.

PMID:
25897566
DOI:
10.1080/00224499.2015.1015713
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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