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Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Anthony F Bogaert and others published Understanding Asexuality. Toward a Conceptual Understanding of Asexuality. Anthony F. Bogaert. Brock University. Asexuality has been the subject of recent academic (A. F. Bogaert. Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction. Thus who has provided important contributions to understanding asexuality.

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What really is pathology? This makes it important. This timely resource will be one of the first books written on the topic for general readers, and the first to look at the historical, biological, and social aspects of asexuality. The paperback version has the weight and feel of an academic book, but the writing is “academic light.

This was not quite what I was expecting. This is certainly not a ‘definitive’ work – it is only pages and often takes simple glances at incredibly complex issues.

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I do not know why my explanations of my own life are somehow lacking in the face of what this author has written, but this book truly hits home for the sexual people I know including my nogaert.

The time is right for a better understanding of this sexual orientation, written by an expert in the field who has conducted studies on asexuality and who has provided important contributions to understanding asexuality.

In his newest book, Understanding Asexualityhe explores what he calls the understqnding dimension of sexual orientation. We are denounced as frigid or merely “going through a dry spell” and told we “just need to get laid”– this book explains that being asexual is just another way to be, not a disorder or something to be dismissed as chosen celibacy. View all 8 comments. The book also Whoops, read this all in one go. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Although there are very few books about male sexual empowerment, I must say. If you’re looking for a book about the experience of an asexual person, this is not the book for you.

Understanding Asexuality

The Prevalence of Asexuality. Take this example in chapter six where the author says, “The Holy Grail of sexual Mysteries is female sexuality And I swear to god, if an easy reference book for asexual teens doesn’t come out within the next twenty years, I’m writing it myself. Distinct from celibacy, which refers to sexual abstinence by choice where sexual attraction and desire may still be present, asexuality is experienced by those having a lack or sexual attraction or a lack of sexual desire.

We are denounced as frigid or merely “going The dearth of books on the subject of asexuality this is the only book solely devoted to the topic available from the Jacksonville Public Library system makes “Understanding Asexuality” particularly important for those of us coming to terms with our true sexual identity. Understanding Asexuality is anfhony solid theoretical introduction to asexuality that provides ample material on which to build future research.

It’s also good for just learning some interesting facts about people in general! Bogaert sets out to carefully undegstanding and describe asexuality using a asexualihy approach to help categorize the processes of sexuality: There is a aseuxality bibliography, which could be helpful to those looking to read more, on sexuality and asexuality.

Anthiny Chapter 7, Bogaert maintains that the issue of being a sexual minority in a heterosexist world persists for asexuals.

Understanding Asexuality Anthony F. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But since this is a fairly asexulaity field of study, mistakes will be made as new data comes to light.

As an asexual person, I was kind of on edge the entire time reading it – waiting for the condemnation or ridicule I guess probably why I read it all in one go in like four hours. May 20, Anna RattleTheShelves added it. Distinct from celibacy, which refers to sexual abstinence by choice where sexual attraction and desire may still be present, asexuality is experienced by those having a lack or sexual attraction or a lack of sexual desire.


The Madness of Sex 9: The writing is very straightforward and it reads like a magazine article. As someone who has joked about wanting to jump someone’s bones and flirted outrageously to feel accepted, this book is a tremendous resource in the cause of proclaiming one’s truth.

Of course, asexuals are not all the same, so my experience is only one viewpoint to come from. It’s more about picking up clues and working with them.

In my opinion, the book is absolutely amazing seeing how Bogaert had no other sources to work with. It is of no small importance that Understanding Asexuality is the first academic book published on the topic. Trivia About Understanding Ase I myself am bogqert asexual Google it and have recently decided to give up the pose of anthonny someone I’m not and never was- “Understanding Asexuality” makes coming out of the closet again that much easier.

Bogaert Limited preview – Do they fall in love, and with whom? That said, I am very sensitive to generalisations that are treated as facts. I found this a little jarring at first, but soon got used to it.

Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert

I have to remember this person doesn’t think much of his own kind when writing that males are basically simpletons with a fear of female sexuality because it’s “complicated”. Same with the chapter on Humor.

Oct 14, Thraen rated it really liked it.

This book is a great building block for future research in the development of human sexuality.