Asexuality Awareness - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
... Alfred Kinsey, the well-known developer of the “Kinsey Scale” or “HeterosexualHomosexual Rating Scale”, acknowledged the existence of individuals who “‘[did] not
respond erotically to either heterosexual or homosexual stimuli, and [did] not have overt
physical contacts with individuals of either sex ...
Buunk, B. - Routledge
... the result of the partner’s sexual attraction to a rival that is real, imagined, or
considered likely to occur (Bringle & Buunk, 1985). In line with this definition,
the Anticipated Sexual Jealousy Scale (ASJS) measures the degree to which the
idea of sexual attraction felt by one’s partner for anot ...
The Evolution of Sex
... deleterious mutations are more efficiently
removed by sexual than asexual reproduction.
• Host-parasite arms race: The coevolutionary
arms race of parasites and hosts produces rapid
environmental change, making sexual
Chapter f THE AGE OF MAMMALS f18 Asexual and sexual
... a second head (for their existing tail) and tail (for their existing head) and then cleave between these.3
Such agametic reproduction is an evolved feature exhibited by most worms, Hyrda that bud, and
pink-tipped sea anemones that creep at their base to tear themselves into two. Agametic reproductio ...
1 Celibacy: Prophetic Witness (12) This is the last article. It has
... This is the last article. It has practical insight which requires self-discipline and faith to embark on.
Elements that support celibate chaste achievement: result of a research finding1
1. Work (using one’s energy and time productively)
2. Prayer or interiority (time spent in prayer a priority, abo ...
... dependence on her but by his dependence on her
love, that is to say, by the desire for her
desire,. . .identifies himself with the imaginary
object of this desire in so far as the mother
herself symbolizes it in the phallus.
... DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Sexual Dysfunctions
Sexual Desire Disorders
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
A. Persistently or recurrently deficient (or absent) sexual fantasies
and desire for sexual activity. The judgment of deficiency or absence is made by the clinician, taking into account fa ...
4 - University of Arizona | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
... 1 First, the mutant must be ®xed: it must increase in
frequency in the species, by the operation of random drift
and/or selection, until the entire species is asexual. Here,
asexual mutants may automatically enjoy as much as a
two-fold advantage over the sexual genotype. By itself,
this advantage wo ...
Reproduction in Aspergillus fumigatus: sexuality
... infections in immunocompromised hosts and allergic
responses in other patients . The fungus has long
been considered an asexual organism, yet recent
findings strongly suggest that it may have a latent
potential for sexual reproduction. The potential presence of a sexual cycle is highly significa ...
Principles of Caregiving: Aging and Physical Disabilities Chapter 6
... activity. Pain and stiffness are the biggest factors that can interfere with an active sex life.
Pain can dull the desire for sexual activity and limit the positions you can use in sexual acts.
Fatigue from dealing with activities of daily living may also decrease your sexual desire.
Stiffness can r ...
female sexual disorders
... concerns or questions about
their sexuality. I’m going to ask
you a few questions about this,
and would be pleased to discuss
these issues with you.”
Article Recurrent Loss of Sex Is Associated with
... To further infer the extent to which higher N/S ratios in
asexual species reflect less efficient purifying selection, we fit a
model of the distribution of fitness effects of deleterious
nonsynonymous variants for the four sexual/asexual pairs,
using polymorphisms at 4-fold degenerate sites as a p ...
Science and sexual desire
... Science and sexual desire
In line with Tuana, the sorts of questions we should be
What features of the various phenomena that we have
come to associate with human sexual desire catch the
attention of scientists?
What kinds of interventions are imagined?
What seems problematic and to ...
Habitat heterogeneity favours asexual reproduction in natural
... three species mixed in equal proportions) and three with homogeneous habitats consisting only of one grass species. Mesocosms
were generated in transparent, cylindrical cages (15 cm diameter,
25 cm high), randomly placed on watering tables in a greenhouse
under a light regime of L/D = 14:10 superimp ...
Intimate Discrimination - University of Toronto Faculty of Law
... B. Empirical: The One Percent Who Wants No One
The foundational empirical moment for asexuality came over two decades later.
In 2004, social scientist Anthony Bogaert analyzed the data from a national probability
sample of over 18,000 British residents and found that 1% of the subjects agreed with t ...
Intergroup bias toward “Group X”
... range of sexual functioning. Storms’ (1980) twodimensional model of sexual orientation includes
asexual as one of four sexual orientation categories,
with asexuals scoring low on both heterosexual and
homosexual attraction/fantasy. In a national probability study, Bogaert (2004, p. 281) found that 1 ...
Recent advances in understanding of the
... co-adapted to me, then I do not need to have sexs”831.
model explicitly assumes that parasites do more harm if coadapted with the host, which, though not generally true, is
probably the case in some instances. So, are ancient asexuals
dispersers, do they have means to rid themselves of parasites ...
LOSS OF SEXUAL RECOMBINATION AND SEGREGATION IS
... five clades, one clade had 95% support, two clades were subdivided differently using morphological versus molecular methods
but consist only of sexual taxa and so the exact composition of
these two clades does not influence the results, and the remaining two clades had 54% and 46% support (detailed ...
The False Problem of the Maintenance of Sex
... Obviously the number of offspring is a key factor for determining the most effective reproductive strategy, as
mentioned by Williams himself in his original proposal: “Unless something causes a difference in the numbers
of offspring...” (, p. 8). However, an approach in which changes in reproduct ...
Animal Clones and Diversity
... era I-purpose genotypes, and generation of specialized genotypes. Although certain hypotheses about
clonal adaptation may seem to be
contradictory, they are not necessarily so.
Asexual organisms are found more
frequently at extreme latitudes, at
higher, altitudes, at th ...
Asexuality (or nonsexuality) is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality. A study in 2004 placed the prevalence of asexuality at 1% in the British population.Asexuality is distinct from abstention from sexual activity and from celibacy, which are behavioral and generally motivated by factors such as an individual's personal or religious beliefs. Sexual orientation, unlike sexual behavior, is believed to be ""enduring."" Some asexual people engage in sexual activity despite lacking a desire for sex or sexual attraction, due to a variety of reasons, such as a desire to pleasure themselves or romantic partners, or a desire to have children.Acceptance of asexuality as a sexual orientation and field of scientific research is still relatively new, as a growing body of research from both sociological and psychological perspectives has begun to develop. While some researchers assert that asexuality is a sexual orientation, other researchers disagree.Various asexual communities have started to form since the advent of the World Wide Web and social media. The most prolific and well-known of these communities is the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), which was founded in 2001 by David Jay.