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Asexuality Research Compendium

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I've complied an extensive list of asexuality research, organized by subtopic.

 

I've provided below links to the publishers's pages for the main books referenced. A number of the articles are from the Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives volume, which is pretty expensive unless you can find a used copy.

http://skyhorsepublishing.com/titles/102-9781634502436-invisible-orientation
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442201019
https://www.routledge.com/Asexualities-Feminist-and-Queer-Perspectives/Cerankowski-Milks/p/book/9780415714426

https://nyupress.org/books/9780814795934/

Analytic Philosophy
(For Technical Definitions of Sexual Orientation, Attraction, and Desire)

 

Dembroff, Robin A. “What Is Sexual Orientation?.” Philosophers’ Imprint 16, no. 3 (2016): 1–27.
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/p/pod/dod-idx/what-is-sexual-orientation.pdf?c=phimp;idno=3521354.0016.003;format=pdf

 

Díaz-León, Esa. “Sexual Orientation as Interpretation? Sexual Desires, Concepts, and Choice.” Journal of Social Ontology 3, no. 2 (2017): 231-248.
https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/jso.2017.3.issue-2/jso-2016-0028/jso-2016-0028.pdf

 

Richards, Bradley. “Sexual Desire and the Phenomenology of Attraction.” Dialogue 54, no. 2 (2015) 263-283.


Evolutionary Psychology
(For Theories of Sexual Orientation and Male/Female Sexuality)

 

Basson, Rosemary. “The Female Sexual Response: A Different Model.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 26, no. 1 (2000): 51-65.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/009262300278641?needAccess=true

Basson, Rosemary. “Human Sex-Response Cycles.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 27, no. 1 (2001): 33-43.

Basson, Rosemary. “A Model of Women’s Sexual Arousal.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 28, no. 1 (2002) 1-10.

 

Baumeister, Roy F. “Gender Differences in Erotic Plasticity: The Female Sex Drive as Socially Flexible and Responsive.” Psychological Bulletin 126, no. 3 (2000): 347-374.

 

Baumeister, Roy F., Kathleen R. Catanese, and Kathleen D. Vohs. “Is There a Gender Difference in Strength of Sex Drive?: Theoretical Views, Conceptual Distinctions, and a Review of Relevant Evidence.” Personality and Social Psychology Review 5, no. 3 (2001): 242-273.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=5B10FF00E21B84859585332588A1A621?doi=10.1.1.186.5369&rep=rep1&type=pdf

 

Baumeister, Roy F., and Jean M. Twenge. “Cultural Suppression of Female Sexuality.” Review of General Psychology 6, no. 2 (2002): 166-203.
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.487.3191&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Baumeister, Roy F., and Kathleen D. Vohs. “Sexual Economics: Sex as Female Resource for Social Exchange in Heterosexual Interactions.” Personality and Social Psychology Review 8, no. 4 (2004): 339-363.
http://assets.csom.umn.edu/assets/71503.pdf

Bogaert, Anthony F. and Lori A. Brotto. “Object of Desire Self-Consciousness Theory.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 40, no. 4 (2014): 323-338.

http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2015/03/Bogaert-Brotto-2014-Object-of-Desire-Self-Conciousness-Theory-3549.pdf

 

Buss, David M., and David P. Schmitt. “Sexual Strategies Theory: An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Mating.” Psychological Review 100, no. 2 (1993): 204-232.

https://www.bradley.edu/dotAsset/165805.pdf

 

Chivers, Meredith L., Gerulf Rieger, Elizabeth Latty, and J. Michael Bailey. “A Sex Difference in the Specificity of Sexual Arousal.” Psychological Science 15, no. 11 (2004): 736-744.

 

Chivers, Meredith L., and J. Michael Bailey. “A Sex Difference in Features that Elicit Genital Response.” Biological Psychology 70, no. 2 (2005): 115-120.

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f99d/be15b67312467c2918fab22319f9de983724.pdf

 

Chivers, Meredith L., Michael C. Seto, and Ray Blanchard. “Gender and Sexual Orientation Differences in Sexual Response to Sexual Activities Versus Gender of Actors in Sexual Films.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 93, no. 6 (2007): 1108-1121.
http://indiana.edu/~sexlab/files/pubs/Chivers_Seto_Blanchard_2007.pdf

 

Diamond, Lisa M. “What Does Sexual Orientation Orient? A Biobehavioral Model Distinguishing Romantic Love and Sexual Desire.” Psychological Review 110, no. 1 (2003) 173-192.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/10949788_What_Does_Sexual_Orientation_Orient_A_Biobehavioral_Model_Distinguishing_Romantic_Love_and_Sexual_Desire

 

Fisher, Helen. “The Nature of Romantic Love.” The Journal of NIH Research 6, no. 4 (1994): 59-64. Reprinted In Annual Editions: Physical Anthropology, Spring 1995.
http://www.helenfisher.com/downloads/articles/04natofrl.pdf

 

Fisher, Helen E. “Lust, Attraction, and Attachment in Mammalian Reproduction.” Human Nature 9, no. 1 (1998): 23-52.

http://www.helenfisher.com/downloads/articles/10lustattraction.pdf

 

Meston, Cindy M., and David M. Buss. “Why Humans Have Sex.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 36, no. 4 (2007): 477-507.
https://labs.la.utexas.edu/buss/files/2015/09/why-humans-have-sex-2007.pdf

 

McClelland, Sara I., Jennifer D. Rubin, and José A. Bauermeister. ““I Liked Girls and I Thought They Were Pretty”: Initial Memories of Same-Sex Attraction in Young Lesbian and Bisexual Women.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 45, no. 6 (2016): 1375-1389.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277009297_''I_Liked_Girls_and_I_Thought_They_Were_Pretty''_InitialMemories_of_Same-Sex_Attraction_in_Young_Lesbian_and_BisexualWomen

 

Seto, Michael C. “Is Pedophilia a Sexual Orientation?.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 41, no. 1 (2012) 231-236.
 

Methodology and Review Articles

(For Discussions of Asexuality’s Status as a Sexual Orientation, and Summaries of Extant Research)


Bogaert, Anthony F. “Toward a Conceptual Understanding of Asexuality.” Review of General Psychology 10, no. 3 (2006): 241-250.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232473247_Toward_a_conceptual_understanding_of_asexuality


Bogaert, Anthony F. “Asexuality: Dysfunction or Variation?.” In Psychological Sexual Dysfunctions, edited by Jayson M. Caroll and Marta K. Alena, 9-13. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2008.


Bogaert, Anthony F. Understanding Asexuality. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012/2015.


Bogaert, Anthony F. “Asexuality: What It Is and Why It Matters.” The Journal of Sex Research 52, no. 4 (2015): 362-379.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275278342_Asexuality_What_It_Is_and_Why_It_Matters


Bogaert, Anthony F. “What Asexuality Tells Us About Sexuality.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 3 (2017): 629-630.


Brotto, Lori A., and Morag A. Yule. “Reply to Hinderliter (2009).” Archives of Sexual Behavior 38, no. 5 (2009): 622-623.


Brotto, Lori A., and Morag A. Yule. “Asexuality: Sexual Orientation, Paraphilia, Sexual Dysfunction, or None of the Above?.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 3 (2017): 619-627.

http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2017/04/Brotto-Yule-2017-Asexuality-Sexual-orientation-paraphilia-sexual-dysfunction-or-none-of-the-above-.pdf


Brotto, Lori A., Morag A. Yule, and Boris B. Gorzalka. “Human Asexuality: What Do We Know About a Lack of Sexual Attraction?.” Current Sexual Health Reports 9, no. 1 (2017): 50-56.

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11930-017-0100-y.pdf

Brotto, Lori A., and Morag A. Yule. “Response to Commentaries.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 3  (2017): 653-657.
http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2017/06/Brotto-Yule-2017-Response-to-commentaries-.pdf

Carrigan, Mark. “Asexuality and Its Implications for Sexuality Studies.” Psychology of Sexualities Review 4, no. 1 (2013): 6-13.


Chasin, CJ DeLuzio. “Theoretical Issues in the Study of Asexuality.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 40, no. 4 (2011): 713-723.


Chasin, CJ DeLuzio. “Considering Asexuality as a Sexual Orientation and Implications for Acquired Female Sexual Arousal/Interest Disorder.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 3 (2017): 631-635.


Cranney, Stephen. “The Temporal Stability of Lack of Sexual Attraction Across Young Adulthood.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 45, no. 3 (2016): 743-749.


Cranney, Stephen. “Does Asexuality Meet the Stability Criterion for a Sexual Orientation?.” Archives of  Sexual Behavior 46, no. 3 (2017): 637-638.


Hinderliter, Andrew C. “Methodological Issues for Studying Asexuality.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 38, no. 5 (2009): 619-621.

Levine, Stephen B. “A Little Deeper, Please.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 3 (2017): 639-642.


Scherrer, Kristin S., and Carla A. Pfeffer. “None of the Above: Toward Identity and Community-Based Understandings of (A)Sexualities.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 3 (2017): 643-646.


Van Houdenhove, Ellen, Luk Gijs, Guy T’Sjoen, and Paul Enzlin. “Asexuality:  Few Facts, Many Questions.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 40, no. 3 (2014): 175-192.


Van Houdenhove, Ellen, Paul Enzlin, and Luk Gijs. “A Positive Approach Toward Asexuality: Some First Steps, But Still a Long Way to Go.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 3 (2017): 647-651.
 

Demography
(For the Prevalence of Asexuality, and Associated Factors)

 

Aicken, Catherine R.H., Catherine H. Mercer, and Jackie A. Cassell. “Who Reports Absence of Sexual Attraction in Britain?: Evidence from National Probability Surveys.” Psychology & Sexuality 4, no. 2 (2013): 121-135.

http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1301794/1/10.1080-19419899.2013.774161.pdf

 

Bogaert, Anthony F. “Asexuality: Prevalence and Associated Factors in a National Probability Sample.” The Journal of Sex Research 41, no. 3 (2004) 279-287.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8220138_Asexuality_Prevalence_and_Associated_Factors_in_a_National_Probability_Sample


Bogaert, Anthony F. “The Demography of Asexuality.” In International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality, edited by Amanda K. Baumle, 275-288. New York: Springer Publishing, 2013.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289867615_The_Demography_of_Asexuality


Ginoza, Mary Kame, and Tristan Miller. The 2014 AVEN Community Census: Preliminary Findings (2014) AVEN Survey Team. (Published Online). Note: this survey received a total of 14,210 responses (Asexual Spectrum/Umbrella = 10,880; Sexual = 3,330).

https://asexualcensus.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/2014censuspreliminaryreport.pdf


Ginoza, Mary, Tristan Miller, Caroline Bauer, Alice Chiang, Kristin Youngblom, Ai Baba, Jessy Pinnell, Phil Penten, Max Meinhold, and Varshini Ramaraj. The 2015 Asexual Census Summary Report (2017) The Ace Community Survey Team. (Published Online). Note: this survey received a total of 9,161 responses (Asexual Spectrum/Umbrella = 8,663; Sexual = 498).

https://asexualcensus.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2015_ace_census_summary_report.pdf


Greaves, Lara M., Fiona Kate Barlow, Yanshu Huang, Samantha Stronge, Gloria Fraser, and Chris G. Sibley. “Asexual Identity in a New Zealand National Sample: Demographics, Well-Being, and Health.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 8 (2017): 2417-2427.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315733047_Asexual_Identity_in_a_New_Zealand_National_Sample_Demographics_Well-Being_and_Health


Höglund, Jannike, Patrick Jern, N. Kenneth Sandnabba, Pekka Santtila. “Finnish Women and Men Who Self-Report No Sexual Attraction in the Past 12 Months: Prevalence, Relationship Status, and Sexual Behavior History.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 43, no. 5 (2014): 879-889.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260372153_Finnish_Women_and_Men_Who_Self-Report_No_Sexual_Attraction_in_the_Past_12_Months_Prevalence_Relationship_Status_and_Sexual_Behavior_History


Kim, Jean H., Wilson S. Tam, and Peter Muennig. “Sociodemographic Correlates of Sexlessness Among American Adults and Associations with Self-Reported Happiness Levels: Evidence from the U.S. General Social Survey.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 8 (2017): 2403-2415.
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10508-017-0968-7.pdf


Lucassen, Mathijs F. G., Sally N. Merry, Elizabeth M. Robinson, Simon Denny, Terryann Clark, Shanthi Ameratunga, Sue Crengle, Fiona V. Rossen. “Sexual Attraction, Depression, Self-Harm, Suicidality, and Help-Seeking Behaviour in New Zealand Secondary School Students.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 45, no. 5 (2011): 376-383.


McClave, Caroline H. Asexuality as a Spectrum: A National Probability Sample Comparison to the Sexual Community in the UK. M.S. Dissertation, Columbia University, 2013.
https://academiccommons.columbia.edu/catalog/ac%3A162382


Poston, Dudley L. Jr., and Amanda K. Baumle. “Patterns of Asexuality in the United States,” Demographic Research 23, no. 18 (2010): 509-530.
https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol23/18/23-18.pdf

Behavioural Psychology
(For the Causes and Correlates of Asexuality)

 

Bulmer, Maria, and Keise Izuma. “Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Toward Sex and Romance in Asexuals.” The Journal of Sex Research 0, no. 0 (2017): 1-13.

 

Bogaert, Anthony F. “Asexuality and Autochorissexualism (Identity-Less Sexuality).” Archives of Sexual Behavior 41, no. 6 (2012): 1513-1514.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224939504_Asexuality_and_Autochorissexualism_Identity-Less_Sexuality


Bogaert, Anthony F., Michael C. Ashton, and Kibeom Lee. “Personality and Sexual Orientation: Extension to Asexuality and the HEXACO Model.” The Journal of Sex Research 0, no. 0 (2017): 1-11.


Brotto, Lori A., Gail Knudson, Jess Inskip, Katherine Rhodes, and Yvonne Erskine. “Asexuality: A Mixed-Methods Approach.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 39, no. 3 (2010): 599-618.

http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2017/04/2010-Brotto-et-al.-Asexuality-mixed-methods.pdf


Brotto, Lori A., and Morag A. Yule. “Physiological and Subjective Sexual Arousal in Self-Identified Asexual Women.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 40, no. 4 (2011): 699-712.
http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2014/12/Brotto-Yule-2011-Physiological-subjective-sexual-arousal-in-asexual-women-2675.pdf


Brotto, Lori A., Morag A. Yule, and Boris B. Gorzalka. “Asexuality: An Extreme Variant of Sexual Desire Disorder?.” The Journal of Sexual Medicine 12, no. 3 (2015): 646-660.
http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2015/03/Brotto-Yule-Gorzalka-2015-Asexuality-An-extreme-variant-of-sexual-desire-disorder-.pdf


Carvalho, Joana, Diana Lemos, and Pedro J. Nobre. “Psychological Features and Sexual Beliefs Characterizing Self-Labeled Asexuals.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 43, no. 6 (2017): 517-528.

 

Parent, Mike C., and Kevin P. Ferriter. “The Co‐Occurrence of Asexuality and Self‐Reported Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and Sexual Trauma Within the Past 12 Months Among U.S. College Students.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 47, no. 4 (2018): 1277-1282.


Prause, Nicole, and Cynthia A. Graham. “Asexuality: Classification and Characterization,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 36, no. 3 (2007): 341-356.
https://kinseyinstitute.org/pdf/PrauseGraham-Asexuality.pdf


Prause, Nicole, and Carla Harenski. “Inhibition, Lack of Excitation, or Suppression: fMRI Pilot of Asexuality.” In Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks, 35-54. New York and London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2014/2016.


Van Houdenhove, Ellen, Luk Gijs, Guy T’Sjoen, and Paul Enzlin. “Asexuality: A Multidimensional Approach.” The Journal of Sex Research 56, no. 6 (2015): 669-678.


Walton, Michael T., Amy D. Lykins, and Navjot Bhullar. “Beyond Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual: A Diversity in Sexual Identity Expression.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 45, no 7 (2016): 1591-1597.


Yule, Morag A., Lori A. Brotto, and Boris B. Gorzalka. “Mental Health and Interpersonal Functioning in Self-Identified Asexual Men and Women.” Psychology & Sexuality 4, no. 2 (2013): 136-151.

http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2014/11/Yule-Brotto-Gorzalka-2013-Mental-health-interpersonal-functioning-in-self-identified-asexual-men-women-3133.pdf


Yule, Morag A., Lori A. Brotto, and Boris B. Gorzalka. “Biological Markers of Asexuality: Handedness, Birth Order, and Finger Length Ratios in Self-identified Asexual Men and Women.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 43, no. 2 (2014): 299-310.

http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2014/12/Yule-Brotto-Gorzalka-2014-Biological-Markers-1.pdf


Yule, Morag A., Lori A. Brotto, and Boris B. Gorzalka. “A Validated Measure of No Sexual Attraction: The Asexuality Identification Scale.” Psychological Assessment 27, no. 1 (2015): 148-160.

http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2015/03/Yule-Brotto-Gorzalka-2015-A-validated-measure-of-no-sexual-attraction-The-Asexuality-Identification-Scale-1.pdf


Yule, Morag A., Lori A. Brotto, and Boris B. Gorzalka. “Sexual Fantasy and Masturbation among Asexual Individuals.” The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 23, no. 2 (2014): 89-95.

http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2014/12/Yule-Brotto-Gorzalka-2014-Sexual-fantasy-masturbation-among-asexuals-3575-1.pdf

 

Yule, Morag A., Lori A. Brotto, and Boris B. Gorzalka. “Sexual Fantasy and Masturbation among Asexual Individuals: An In-Depth Exploration.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, no. 1 (2017): 311-328.

http://med-fom-brotto.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2014/11/Yule-Gorzalka-Brotto-2017-Sexual-fantasy-masturbation-among-asexual-individuals-An-in-depth-exploration-4754.pdf


Zheng, Lijun, and Yanchen Su. “Patterns of Asexuality in China: Sexual Activity, Sexual and Romantic Attraction, and Sexual Desire.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 0, no. 0 (2018): 1-12.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322815402_Patterns_of_Asexuality_in_China_Sexual_Activity_Sexual_and_Romantic_Attraction_and_Sexual_Desire

 

Sociology
(For Asexual Self-Identification and Community Formation)

 

Carrigan, Mark. “There’s more to Life than Sex?: Difference and Commonality within the Asexual Community.” Sexualities 14, no. 4 (2011): 462-478.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.823.8938&rep=rep1&type=pdf

 

Cowan, Tovah, and André LeBlanc. “Feelings under Dynamic Description: The Asexual Spectrum and New Ways of Being." Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 38, no. 1 (2018): 29-41.

 

Cuthbert, Karen. “You Have to be Normal to be Abnormal: An Empirically Grounded Exploration of the Intersection of Asexuality and Disability.” Sociology 51, no. 2 (2017): 241-257.

 

Dawson, Matt, Liz McDonnell, and Susie Scott. “Negotiating the Boundaries of Intimacy: The Personal Lives of Asexual People.” The Sociological Review 64, no. 2 (2016): 349-365.


Dawson, Matt, Liz McDonnell, and Susie Scott. “Note on Recruitment as an Ethical Question: Lessons from a Project on Asexuality.” International Journal of Social Research Methodology 20, no. 3 (2017): 255-261.


Dawson, Matt, Susie Scott, and Liz McDonnell. ‘“Asexual” Isn’t Who I Am’: The Politics of Asexuality.” Sociological Research Online 0, no. 0 (2018): 1-18.

Dawson, Matt, Susie Scott, and Liz McDonnell. "Freedom and Foreclosure: Intimate Consequences for Asexual Identities." Families, Relationships, and Societies 0, no. 0 (2018).


Hinderliter, Andrew. “How is Asexuality different from Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder?.” Psychology & Sexuality 4, no. 2 (2013): 167-178.


Hinderliter, Andrew Clinton. The Evolution of Online Asexual Discourse. PhD Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016.

https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/95433

Labuski, Christine. “Deferred Desire: The Asexuality of Chronic Genital Pain.” In Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks, 302-325. New York and London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2014/2016.


MacNeela, Pádraig, and Aisling Murphy, “Freedom, Invisibility, and Community: A Qualitative Study of Self-Identification with Asexuality.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 44, no. 3 (2015): 799-812.

McDonnell, Liz, Susie Scott, and Matt Dawson. “A Multidimensional View?: Evaluating the Different and Combined Contributions of Diaries and Interviews in an Exploration of Asexual Identities and Intimacies.” Qualitative Research 17, no. 5 (2017): 520-536.


Robbins, Nicolette K., Kathryn Graff Low, and Anna N. Query. “A Qualitative Exploration of the “Coming Out” Process for Asexual Individuals.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 45, no. 3 (2016): 751-760.


Scherrer, Kristin S. “Coming to an Asexual Identity: Negotiating Identity, Negotiating Desire.” Sexualities 11, no. 5 (2008): 621-641.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2893352/pdf/nihms201081.pdf
 

Scott, Susie, and Matt Dawson. “Rethinking Asexuality: A Symbolic Interactionist Account.” Sexualities 18, no. 1/2 (2015): 3-19.


Scott, Susie, Liz McDonnell, and Matt Dawson. “Stories of Non-Becoming: Non-Issues, Non-Events and Non-Identities in Asexual Lives.” Symbolic Interaction 39, no. 2 (2016): 268-286.


Sloan, Lorca Jolene. “Ace of (BDSM) Clubs: Building Asexual Relationships through BDSM Practice.” Sexualities 18, no. 5/6 (2015): 548-563.


Van Houdenhove, Ellen, Luk Gijs, Guy T’Sjoen, and Paul Enzlin. “Stories About Asexuality: A Qualitative Study on Asexual Women.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 41, no. 3 (2015): 262-281.


Wong, Day. “Asexuality in China’s Sexual Revolution: Asexual Marriage as Coping Strategy.” Sexualities 18, no. 1/2 (2015): 100-116.

 

Zamboni, Brian D., and Gracie Madero. “Exploring Asexuality within an Adult Baby/Diaper Lover Community.” Psychology & Sexuality (Published Online, 5 April 2018).

 

Advocacy, Clinical Practice, and Legal Studies
(For Asexuality Representation in Social Policy and Clinical Settings)


Carrigan, Mark A. ““How Do You Know You Don’t Like It If You Haven’t Tried It?”: Asexual Agency and the Sexual Assumption.” In Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium, edited by Todd G. Morrison, Melanie A. Morrison, Mark A. Carrigan, and Daragh T. McDermott, 3-20. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2012.


Decker, Julie Sondra. The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality. United States of America: Skyhorse Publishing, 2014/2015.


Emens, Elizabeth F. “Compulsory Sexuality.” Stanford Law Review 66 (2014): 303-386.
http://www.stanfordlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/66_Stan_L_Rev_303_Emens.pdf

 

Foster, Aasha B., and Kristin S. Scherrer. “Asexual-Identified Clients in Clinical Settings: Implications for Culturally Competent Practice.” Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity 1, no. 4 (2014): 422-430.

Foster, Aasha Brianna. Measuring Social Invisibility and Erasure: Development of the Asexual Microaggressions Scale. PhD Dissertation, Columbia University, 2017.

https://academiccommons.columbia.edu/catalog/ac:vhhmgqnkcq


Gazzola, Stephanie B., and Melanie A. Morrison. “Asexuality: An Emergent Sexual Orientation.” In Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium, edited by Todd G. Morrison, Melanie A. Morrison, Mark A. Carrigan, and Daragh T. McDermott, 21-44. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2012.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257921632_Asexuality_An_emergent_sexual_orientation


Gupta, Kristina. “What Does Asexuality Teach Us About Sexual Disinterest?: Recommendations for Health Professionals Based on a Qualitative Study with Asexually-Identified People.” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 43, no. 1 (2017): 1-14.

 

Hoffarth, Mark R., Caroline E. Drolet, Gordon Hodson, and Carolyn L. Hafer. “Development and Validation of the Attitudes Towards Asexuals (ATA) Scale.” Psychology & Sexuality 7, no. 2 (2016): 88-100.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277214930_Development_and_validation_of_the_Attitudes_Towards_Asexuals_ATA_scale


Lund, Emily M., and Bayley A. Johnson. “Asexuality and Disability: Strange but Compatible Bedfellows.” Sexuality and Disability 33, no. 1 (2015): 123-132.


MacInnis, Cara C., and Gordon Hodson. “Intergroup Bias toward “Group X”: Evidence of Prejudice, Dehumanization, Avoidance, and Discrimination against Asexuals.” Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 15, no. 6 (2012): 725-743.
http://asexualawarenessweek.com/docs/AsexualityBias.pdf
 

Feminist and Queer Theory
(For Asexuality’s Political Potential to Challenge Oppressive Discourses)

 

Cerankowski, Karli June, and Megan Milks. “New Orientations: Asexuality and Its Implications for Theory and Practice.” Feminist Studies 36, no. 3 (2010): 650-664.


Chasin, CJ DeLuzio. “Reconsidering Asexuality and Its Radical Potential.” Feminist Studies 39, no. 2 (2013) 405-426.
http://chasin.ca/cj/Chasin_Reconsidering.Asexuality_FS.Vol39.2_2013.pdf


Chasin, CJ DeLuzio. “Making Sense in and of the Asexual Community: Navigating Relationships and Identities in a Context of Resistance.” Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 25, no. 2 (2015): 167-180.


Chu, Erica. “Radical Identity Politics: Asexuality and Contemporary Articulations of Identity.” In Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives, edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks, 79-99. New York and London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2014/2016.


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(For Analysis of Artistic and Cultural Depictions of Asexuality)



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I commend your use of MLA format. You know what's really great about MLA format? Some versions of MLA format include links. And I like links because links can help me index all of this. (But really, though, I like your research articles, just please gimme links if at all possible. My indexing helps maintain a history of Asexuality visibility as well as provide others that want research sources with access to such).

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@Pramana please gimme some links so I can index all of this (I'll be glad to index things if I have links to it, but I can't do that without links)

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3 minutes ago, FaerieFate said:

@Pramana please gimme some links so I can index all of this (I'll be glad to index things if I have links to it, but I can't do that without links)

Will do. I just copied this from a bibliography that I've complied for other purposes, but I can go through and add links. I'll ping you when I'm done.

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19 minutes ago, Pramana said:

Will do. I just copied this from a bibliography that I've complied for other purposes, but I can go through and add links. I'll ping you when I'm done.

Thanks. Have no idea how I'm going to index this, but I promise I'll try!

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1 hour ago, FaerieFate said:

Thanks. Have no idea how I'm going to index this, but I promise I'll try!

I've added links to all the ones for which I can find publicly accessible versions. I've organized the list according to subtopic so that it will be useful to students who are writing papers on asexuality, and who can probably access most of the books and articles through their college library systems.

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I've made a few updates to this list, but as far as I can tell nothing too exciting has appeared in asexuality studies during the intervening months.

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@Pramana I think you are the person to ask. Have you come across the work of an Israeli professor, Eli Somer? Some years ago , he coined the phrase 'Maladaptive Dreaming'. I read the report of his original study because it seemed to have some bearing on the kind of fantasising that I enjoy, maybe linking into a(n)egoace, autochorri,  but I realised that I'm very different from the people he studies and wrote about. I'm far happier and more positive for starters. I've a blog post about Mal. Dreaming more or less written, but I came across this thread. I wondered if you have anything you could suggest in terms of recent research. Thank you

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We do have an asexual research thread here: https://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/161469-the-new-asexual-research-thread/

 

Since it is my thread (from back when I was the World Watch mod), I would be glad to cross reference and add in any that I missed! :) 

 

I see a few 2018 articles that can be added to our current index as well: https://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/165708-2018-index/

 

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I am so sorry @scarletlatitude I didn't look to see who started the research thread. I just know that Pramana's name comes up a lot on these sorts of topics. The research I mentioned doesn't refer to asexuality so it's probably not  a relevant addition. It's a clinical study about people whose fantasies effectively get out of hand. I made a link in my own head with Research I've read about fantasies and I'd have liked to learn more. Hence my post. I'll dig out the reference and post it to you in this thread if I may. That way, you'll be able to decide if it's of general relevance.

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@scarletlatitude (and Pramana) and further to the above post, I was referring to Maladaptive Dreaming: A Qualitative Inquiry by Eli Somer, PhD published in a Paper for the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy Vol 32 No2/3 Fall 2002.

I'm just interested. I don't believe I fall into the MD category though I can see a  similarity with my sort of  anegoace third person fantasies.

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6 hours ago, Tunhope said:

I am so sorry @scarletlatitude I didn't look to see who started the research thread. I just know that Pramana's name comes up a lot on these sorts of topics. The research I mentioned doesn't refer to asexuality so it's probably not  a relevant addition. It's a clinical study about people whose fantasies effectively get out of hand. I made a link in my own head with Research I've read about fantasies and I'd have liked to learn more. Hence my post. I'll dig out the reference and post it to you in this thread if I may. That way, you'll be able to decide if it's of general relevance.

No worries! I like to remind people that thread is there. Sometimes it gets lost. ;) 

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@Tunhope I'm afraid i don't know anything about maladaptive daydreaming, although it sounds like an interesting concept.

@scarletlatitude I think this list has more articles than the previous asexuality research threads, and I organized it by subcategory because I thought that would be more useful for students. Regarding your remark about how these sorts of threads get lost, perhaps it would make sense to include a research compendium among AVEN's main page materials?

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18 hours ago, Pramana said:

@Tunhope I'm afraid i don't know anything about maladaptive daydreaming, although it sounds like an interesting concept.

@scarletlatitude I think this list has more articles than the previous asexuality research threads, and I organized it by subcategory because I thought that would be more useful for students. Regarding your remark about how these sorts of threads get lost, perhaps it would make sense to include a research compendium among AVEN's main page materials?

I will have to ask the powers that be about that, but it is a good idea. Thanks! :) 

 

Update: The project team has told me that they will be glad to add it! We will work on that soon! 

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Update -- I am still working on this... but real life things have gotten all up in the way, so this has moved to the back burner for now. I will resume later! :) 

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I was thinking that it might also be worthwhile to create an asexual online community history repository. There's plenty of information about the history of AVEN and other asexuality sites that is in danger of being lost but for the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. For example, it looks like Apositive could be going offline soon, and there were some interesting discussions that happened there. Similarly, the Official Asexual/Nonlibidoism Society is only accessible through the Internet Archive, and sometimes even access to it there is blocked.

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On 8/5/2018 at 11:33 PM, Pramana said:

I was thinking that it might also be worthwhile to create an asexual online community history repository. There's plenty of information about the history of AVEN and other asexuality sites that is in danger of being lost but for the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. For example, it looks like Apositive could be going offline soon, and there were some interesting discussions that happened there. Similarly, the Official Asexual/Nonlibidoism Society is only accessible through the Internet Archive, and sometimes even access to it there is blocked.

I forwarded the idea to the Project Team. :) 

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