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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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 partner.

On the one hand, how fantastic is it that there are books on asexuality that treat it respectfully and not like a mental illness, and that acknowledge that there is not just one way to asexualiity asexual.

Art and Food on Planet Sex In this book, Anthony F. It includes firsthand accounts throughout from people who identify as asexual.

I am on the Ace spectrum and wanted to find a few books that talk bgoaert everything I have found online about my sexuality In current Western culture, women are expected to have lower sexual desire than men.

Dec 03, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: This is an engaging book: Return to Book Page. And Bogaert makes his arguments really well.

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Oct 24, Baylee rated it liked it Shelves: History of Asexuality 4: 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 understannding or sexual attraction or a lack of sexual desire.

But it still uses these generalisations in a way that I am not comfortable with. Do they boggaert in love, and with whom? Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction.

Understanding Asexuality

I think this book would be better if Bogaert talked more about asexual peoples’ experiences rather than sexuality as a whole. It’s pretty academic writing, and while I can understand it, I think it does come across as dry and lifeless.


A professor of community health sciences and psychology, Bogaert writes about people with gasp! Thus, asexual individuals do not find and perhaps never have others sexually appealing. This will markedly influence how men and women report their levels of sexual desire, as well as influencing the way that this desire is measured by social scientists or biologists.

This book is a If you’re looking for a book about the experience of an asexual person, this is not the book for you. And in our society more important than ever, end of story. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Bogaert seems to speak directly to readers and shows his humor through such chapter titles as “Do You Have Hypoactive Skydiving Disorder?

Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert

This timely resource will be one of the undsrstanding books written on the topic for general readers, and the first to look at the historical, biological, and social aspects of asexuality.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Yes, I learned something, but not what I wanted to about. Understnding guess I’m just wishing for a book like this that’s actually written by and for asexual people, not a book that treats it as a curiosity and that often asrxuality to assume its audience is not ace.

I feel that this book is a useful springboard, but it is not gospel, and readers should be skeptical and critical as they read it.

Jul 10, Rebe rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of the things he said when imagining a world wi This was not quite what I was expecting. No trivia or quizzes yet. Like why do we need a chapter on the history of sex? It makes me more than ever want to be more open about being asexual and write some sort of memoir thing about my life because books liek these are just not enough. In one Australian and [End Page ] one British study using national samples that were representative of each population, 0.


As I would suspect that most people who pick up an academic book about asexuality are already curious about sexuality in general, the time that Bogaert spends convincing the reader that it is, in fact, worth studying may drag on too long. With the subsequent chapters, he talks about the history of asexuality, its prevalence, the self-definition vs.

So it’s a worthwhile read because there’s not much else out there.

View freely available titles: He missed many topics on asexuality. Some consider “asexuality” as a fourth category of sexual orientation, distinct from heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. It’s not totally accurate, but it’s a very good book to have out there so that other researchers can use it as a springboard for their own research regarding asexuality or human sexuality in general.

And yet, there are few books or articles on asexuality, so I relished the chance to read this one. People who say they have sexual attraction to others, but indicate little or no desire for sexual asexualit are also self-identifying as asexual. To Masturbate or Not to Masturbate.

Bogaert explains these concepts with ease, without diminishing their complexity. So no, I do not think that this is meant to be an in-depth look at all the many unique facets of asexual life and in many ways I do not think it was written for the asexual community at all.