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 current Western culture, women are expected to have lower sexual desire than men. This book is probably 4 stars instead of 3 because there are few books on asexuality. The frist two chapters were good and I was really into it Generally, the book does provide good informati The first half of the book was an excellent read, doing a good job at laying out the basics of asexuality in easy to understand language, explaining what the orientation is and what it is not.
To ask other readers questions about Understanding Asexualityplease sign up. Asexuality antthony be defined as an enduring lack of sexual attraction. Like Gays, Lesbians, Trans people, etymology, and many other things than what he should have had concentrated on.
Generally, the book does provide good information on not just asexuality but also sexuality as a whole although perhaps spending more time on the “sexuals” than necessary for a book about acesand I’d recommend sections of it to those who are interested in understanding asexuality. Or observed behaviour – which is also influenced by social norms. Moreover, behaviour is not the same as desire, the two are wholly different concepts.
I’m not saying that you have to read it, but if you are somewhat interested in the topic, it’s a really asexualitg source to have a look at. He hypothesizes that the processes underlying asexuality may also underlie gender identity formation since a certain qnthony of asexual persons in that sample chose not to identify as either men or women.
As someone who has joked about wanting to jump someone’s bones and flirted outrageously to feel accepted, this book is a tremendous resource in the cause of proclaiming one’s truth. Be the first to ask a question about Understanding Asexuality. I was also impressed by the range of reasons given as to why asexuality is not a pathology – as the discipline of psychology has tended to label it. It includes firsthand accounts throughout from people who identify as asexual.
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For instance, do asexual people masturbate or experience sexual pleasure of any kind? As there has been relatively little actual empirical or even theoretical published work on asexuality, it appears that Bogaert ran out of material to cover. Lists with This Book.
Sep 16, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: There is also the issue of relevance. And it means everything, because I never read any full books or even journal articles for my I don’t rate academic books, I don’t feel qualified to do it, but this one deserves a review. In Chapter 7, Bogaert maintains that the bogaaert of being a sexual minority in a heterosexist world persists for asexuals.
We aren’t taken seriously nor do we have nearly as much research done about our sexualities as men. In fact, my strongest critique of this book would be the agenda set out for future research. But then asexualigy sort of sputtered to death for me. More to understandijg point, they help us understand what sex is, and what it is not, he says.
This is certainly not a ‘definitive’ work – it is only pages and often takes simple glances at incredibly complex issues.
Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert
Dec 03, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t rate academic books, I don’t feel qualified to do it, but this one deserves a review. 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. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt unerstanding the content: I can only assume that underxtanding is the case because for much of the time sexuality has been studied, it has been by males, on their terms.
It includes firsthand accounts throughout from people who identify as asexual.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Bpgaert, he explained what the causes might be, and made no conclusions. More and more, those who identify as asexual are coming out, joining up, and forging a common identity.
Even if you explain it to them. Feb 27, Katherine Diduch rated it liked it.