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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A wide range of issues are covered, synthesising what academic work that has been done so far to investigate asexuality. Additionally, he’s a very funny writer.

Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert

Like why do we need a chapter on the history of sex? It’s more about picking up clues and working with them. Thus, asexual individuals do not find and perhaps never have others sexually appealing. I’m not saying that you have to read it, anthoy if you are somewhat interested in the topic, it’s a really good source to have a look at.

Instead, it’s part of the person’s very being, just like being straight or gay, he says. I was very surprised to spot this in my university’s library, and it was the only book there about asexuality. Employing humor and conversational language in Understanding Asexuality, Bogaert makes this book readable for those without a research background.

The chapters are also fairly separable, each taking on clearly defined topics.

Yes, it’s important to talk 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. It is an excellent starting point for study and debate, a brilliant introduction to asexuality. 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.

Queer theorists especially would benefit from familiarizing themselves with asexuality because it challenges heteronormative norms and, like people of other minority sexual orientations, asexual people are faced with oppression and systematic erasure.

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Overall I found the book an interesting complement to, albeit not a substitute for, material and discussions on asexuality that can be found online. A few years ago I searched the catalogues of my university library, a legal deposit library containing more than 8 million items, and found no books whatsoever on the subject of asexuality.

Definitely a worthwhile read in my humble opinion.

I know I was, from time to time. Bogaert No preview available – The bogaegt of books on the subject of asexuality this is the only book solely devoted to the topic available from the Jacksonville Public Library system asexuqlity “Understanding Asexuality” particularly important for those of us coming to terms with our true sexual identity. Overall, I think it’s a good book to understand at least some aspects of asexuality, but I ujderstanding base all understanding of asexuality just on this one book.

This is an engaging book: Let people who experience Asexuality female or otherwise speak for themselves instead of taking surveys and testing us for a your next book. Thus, asexual individuals do not find and perhaps never have others sexually appealing. Thus there are three chapters which seem astoundingly speculative for a quasi-academic work.

In his newest book, Understanding Asexualityhe explores what he calls the fourth dimension of sexual orientation. First off, you need to know that I didn’t need to read this book. Each chapter understandingg relatively short and has a paragraph long summary. 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. Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F.

Everything he writes about here, he discusses in kind of an “us-vs-them” way, or with a kind of distant curiosity. But then it sort of sputtered to death anthhony me. Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. I don’t understand how the author could not see it. 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 when our models for sexuality fail to apply to new data from asexuals.


Understanding Asexuality

This would also include consideration of asexuality and kink paraphilia. Bogaert seems to speak directly to readers and shows his humor through such chapter titles as “Do You Have Hypoactive Skydiving Disorder?

Bogaert focuses on asexuality in the Western world Britain, U.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But why does it matter. Most likely, some do and the answer depends on the sense of humour of each individual – which is outside the scope of bogaerg studies.

Xsexuality, 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 annthony and what it is not. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

Also, as the author mentioned a couple of times, writing a book about asexuality is like writing about sexuality-asexuality is also a spectrum, and every case is individual. 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.

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To Masturbate or Not to Masturbate. 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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