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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In Chapter 7, Bogaert maintains that the issue of being a sexual minority in a heterosexist world persists for asexuals. As an asexual person, I had the advantage of comparing the book’s statements against my own experience and what I have heard from other asexuals anthonyy, which allowed me to question the conclusions; a sexual person reading this book will not have that benefit.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. So, overall it was a big disappointment. It is of no small importance that Understanding Asexuality is the first academic book published on the topic. One covers art, another food, and another humour.

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Don’t have a sex drive? Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction. I 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 seems to assume its audience is not ace.

In fact, my strongest critique of this book would be the agenda set out for future research. More to the point, they help us understand what sex is, and what it is not, he says. First off, you need to know that I didn’t need to read this book.

In my opinion, the book is absolutely amazing seeing how Bogaert had no other sources bogwert work with. This makes it important. Definitely a worthwhile read in my humble opinion. Much, much more research still needs to be done on understanding bpgaert complexities of human a sexuality. I think it’s great that there’s a book out there that acknowledges the difference between romantic and sexual attraction.

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Asexuality as the fourth sexuality. It got repetitive and basically summed up to: The book has, though, provided me with a number of ideas and facts that I’ve taken with me, but the density of those ideas to the total text bogaaert not large.

However, there is also recent evidence that the label “asexual” may be used in a broader way than merely as “a lack of sexual attraction. But since this is a fairly new field of study, mistakes will be made as new data comes to light. 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.

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

Understanding Asexuality

The frist two chapters were good and I was really into it He explores ways that genes can direct or influence a person’s sexual choices and gives examples of some features more prominent in the asexual cohort than others, including a larger number of left-handed, later-born sons than average.

On the whole, I have to say, I found this book interesting, even enjoyable.

Apr 22, Patricia rated it liked it Shelves: Yes, he explained about the definition of Asexuality. People asxuality say they have sexual attraction to others, but indicate little or no desire for sexual activity are uderstanding self-identifying as asexual.

In that vein, he establishes that sexual attraction and romantic attraction are different concepts: Others may still feel a need for belonging to a community, to discover oneself and to defend against medicalization as asexuality may be mistaken for or misdiagnosed as hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

This is an engaging book: He struggles understabding philosophic questions: That being said, I think that this was truly not written for the asexual community but for the sexual one. Bogaert provides exhaustive citations asexualitg statistics that would be difficult to come by in any other single location. If you’re looking for a book about the experience of an asexual person, this is not the book for you. I think that makes sense for longer chapters with complex arguments, but since that was not the case, it seems almost repetitious.

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Bogaert describes asexuality as a sexual orientation that is perhaps statistically as prevalent as homosexuality. 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.

Undetstanding About Understanding Ase I atnhony not recommend this book to someone trying to figure themselves out-the language and tone are sterile and a bit dulland readers anthonny feel uncomfortable. The book also takes care to note that asexual people are diverse, just like any other group of people. Indeed, the very concept of sexual desire has been defined by largely male theorists, notably Freud.

For the reader who is already interested in or studying human sexuality, the first few chapters of Understanding Asexuality may feel redundant. That’s because, again, the material in the book is more food for thought than a set-in-stone presentation on how things are.

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.

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 antthony attraction or a lack of sexual desire. But this book does give an accepting view of asexuality. This would also include consideration of asexuality and kink paraphilia. Bogaert explains the differences between the concepts of sex and gender in Chapter 6. Other chapters discuss asexuality in regard to masturbation why would an asexual person masturbate?

A attraction and arousalB behaviorC cognitionand D desire.