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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Indeed, the very concept of sexual desire has been defined by largely male theorists, notably Freud. Each asks to what extent a sexual element is present in each area of human life and what this might mean for asexuals. He also describes throughout the ways that studying asexuality gives further insights into the study of sexuality.

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. Bogaert states that he is trying to appeal to a wide audience, including the wider public as well as those studying human sexuality.

I myself am “homoromantic” asexual Google it and have recently decided to give up the pose of being someone I’m not and never was- “Understanding Asexuality” makes coming out of the closet again that much easier. Employing humor and conversational language in Understanding Asexuality, Bogaert makes this book readable for those without a research background. And people need to realize that not everything is about sex, at least not for everyone.

But this book does give an accepting view of asexuality. Catherine’s Review Understanding Asexuality helps people understand asexuality in a way that asexual websites cannot.

Understanding Asexuality – Anthony F. Bogaert – Google Books

It’s even funny in places! The bibliography includes some entries. It got repetitive and basically summed up to: 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. Sex has been here for millions of years, and still is. The book also takes care to note that asexual people are diverse, just like any other group of people.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It makes me more than ever want to be more open about being asexual and write some sort of memoir thing about my life amthony books liek these are just not enough.

This book is probably 4 stars instead of 3 because there are few books on asexuality.

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

Bogaert Limited preview – No trivia or quizzes yet. The author took only a short part on it really, most of the chapter is talking about something else. To Masturbate or Not to Masturbate 6: Understanding Asexuality Anthony F.

More and more, those who identify as asexual are “coming out,” joining up, and forging a common identity. I found the information in this book revelatory and interesting overall, but the writing style was not especially helpful; he repeated himself so many times within paragraphs, rephrasing what he had just said, and with end-of-chapter summaries, and 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.

The paperback version has the weight and feel of an academic book, but the writing is “academic light.

It is of no small importance that Understanding Asexuality is the first academic book published on the topic. In Chapter 7, Bogaert maintains that the issue of being a sexual minority in a heterosexist world persists for asexuals. I think this book would be better if Bogaert talked more about asexual peoples’ experiences rather than sexuality as a whole.

Be the first to ask a question about Understanding Asexuality. Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction. Anthony Bogaert is professor of community health understahding and psychology at Brock University.

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.

Definitely a worthwhile read in my humble opinion. Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction. This makes it important.

Most likely, some do and the answer depends on the sense of humour of each individual – which is outside the scope of sexuality studies. Bogaert opens with explaining why asexuality is a topic of interest in sex research—chiefly that it informs the study of sexuality itself. However, there is also recent evidence that the label asexual may be used in a broader Asexuality can be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction.


But it was meant to introduce these concepts in an understandable and scholarly way to a wider audience, for which I will be eternally grateful. Without cookies your experience may not be understannding.

Understanding Asexuality

aseduality Of course, asexuals are not all the same, so my experience is only one viewpoint to come from. Recommended for readers interested in human sexuality.

Whilst there is some interest in wondering about this, given the lack of actual data or even theory, it merely leads to such meaningless questions as, do asexuals laugh at dirty jokes? There is a lot a rubbish Asexual people hear from sexuals. In this book, Anthony F. Bogaert starts with his definition of asexuality–a lack of sexual attraction to others –and then delves into the more detailed, varying aspects of the orientation asexuality being an orientation, alongside gay, straight, and bi, being one of his arguments in further chapters.

Have you ever heard of a book of film where a character identifies straight forward as asexual? Yes, it’s important to talk about sexuality as a whole when talking about asexuality, but it’s a book titled “Understanding Asexuality”, it should talk more about asexuality than human sexualities. A Monster in All of Our Lives. But why does it matter. However, for many people interested in sexuality who are often asked the same questions that Bogaert describes about the validity of the field, he provides great ammunition for debates.

How should one judge another’s mental health? These seem to occur most frequently in disciplines that exist in the very murky area between social science and biological science.