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Title: Asexuality: Classification and characterization
Authors: Prause, N
Graham, CA
Keywords: Asexual;Asexuality;Sexual arousability;Sexual desire;Sexual orientation
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Archives of Sexual Behavior 36(3): 341-356, Jun 2007
Abstract: The term “asexual” has been defined in many different ways and asexuality has received very little research attention. In a small qualitative study (N = 4), individuals who self-identified as asexual were interviewed to help formulate hypotheses for a larger study. The second larger study was an online survey drawn from a convenience sample designed to better characterize asexuality and to test predictors of asexual identity. A convenience sample of 1,146 individuals (N = 41 self-identified asexual) completed online questionnaires assessing sexual history, sexual inhibition and excitation, sexual desire, and an open-response questionnaire concerning asexual identity. Asexuals reported significantly less desire for sex with a partner, lower sexual arousability, and lower sexual excitation but did not differ consistently from non-asexuals in their sexual inhibition scores or their desire to masturbate. Content analyses supported the idea that low sexual desire is the primary feature predicting asexual identity.
Description: This is a post-print version of the article. The official published version can be obtaineed at the link below.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/4762
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-006-9142-3
ISSN: 0004-0002
Appears in Collections:Psychology
Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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