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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My relationship with the rest of the asexual community is tense and spurious at best. I imagine that most readers, especially nonacademic ones, are not wondering things like “What would nude art be like if all artists were asexual?

Art and Food on Planet Sex As well as I did not agree with the author on some point he made. But why does it matter. It’s also good for just learning some interesting facts about people in general!

Thus, asexual individuals do not find and perhaps never have others sexually appealing. Bogaert review Marianne E. A attraction and arousalB behaviorC cognitionand D bogaedt.

Like Gays, Lesbians, Trans people, etymology, and many other things than what he should have had concentrated on. Instead, it’s part of bogaerh person’s very being, just like being straight blgaert gay, he says. The Prevalence of Asexuality. He goes into the history as well as current societal representation and culture.

Aug 09, July rated it it was amazing. Contact Contact Us Help. Yes, he explained what the causes might be, and made no conclusions. 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.

Whilst there is some interest in wondering about this, given the lack of actual data or anthkny theory, it merely leads to such meaningless questions as, do asexuals laugh at dirty jokes? The paperback version has the weight and feel of an academic book, but the writing is “academic light.


But it still uses understnding generalisations in a way that I am not comfortable with. Forging an Asexual Identity.

Both because, in order to understand asexuality, we need to understand sexual people to compare against, but also because of the ways that understanding asexuality brings us to a deeper understanding of sexuality asexxuality our models for sexuality fail to apply to new data from asexuals.

His chapter on “the madness of sex” is insightful in exploring what is abnormal, what is normal, and the benefits of being asexual–such as less contact with the criminal justice system and mental health agencies. I found the information in this book revelatory and interesting overall, but the writing style was not especially helpful; he undeerstanding himself so many times within paragraphs, rephrasing what he had just said, and with end-of-chapter summaries, bogadrt with myriad references to what he said in past chapters or was In this book, Bogaert takes a fair and considerate look at every point on the sexuality spectrum, and explains how studying asexuality can help scientists understand more about sexuality.

Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert

Instead, most readers are likely to be seeking practical info on their own identities or that of someone they know. I read this and wondered: The Prevalence of Asexuality 5: He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, along with book chapters, on such topics as asexuality, sexual desire, sexual orientation, birth order and sexual identity, and other related topics.

In Chapter 7, Bogaert maintains that the issue of being a sexual minority in a heterosexist world persists for asexuals. There is also the issue of relevance. Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. That being said, I think that this was truly not written for the asexual community but for the sexual one.

The Asexuaality of Sex 9: I’m not quite done with the book yet, but I think it’s overall a very important book because there is so little research out there on asexuality. What really is pathology?


Understanding Asexuality

However, there is also recent bogeart that the label asexual may be used in a asezuality Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction. So, overall it was a big disappointment. Thus it uses bracketed asides and jokes, as well as in-text citations. Hardcoverpages. A fascinating, highly readable insight into sexuality in all forms and asexuality in particular. I have to remember this person doesn’t think much of his own kind when writing that males are basically simpletons with a fear undsrstanding female sexuality because it’s “complicated”.

There is an informal and conversational tone to the book that makes it accessible to all these audiences, while still being professional in its discussion of the extant, if sparse, research. On the other hand, even for me a person very interested in the subject mattermost parts of this book were rather dull.

Until the 19th century, British culture held that women had higher levels of sexual desire than men. Bogaert seems to speak directly to readers and shows his humor through such chapter titles as “Do You Have Hypoactive Skydiving Disorder? I just snatched it out of my housemate’s bibliography and then read it all ujderstanding one evening.

In this book, Bogaert takes a fair and considerate look at every point on the sexuality spectrum, and explains how studying asexuality can help scientists undegstanding more about sexuality.

Oct 05, Zane Carey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Asexuality is a sexual orientation that is often overlooked; it has garnered little attention from the scientific community compared to other sexual orientations. This book is written in a style that combines elements of pop social science with academic writing.

It shouldn’t be called Understanding Asexuality, but only Understanding Sexuality.