Title

Asexuality: More than a Social Stigma

Date

5-30-2013 1:15 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Siobhan Maty

Session Title

Health / Physical Education / Exercise Science

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Amy Hammermeister

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Asexuality can be defined as individuals who do not experience sexual attraction and do not use sexual intercourse to reproduce. Less than one percent of the population self-identify as asexual, while most people of that one percent decline opportunities to participate in studies. Because of this, very few studies have been conducted to further investigate this small population. Although people who self-identify as asexual don’t engage in sexual activity, most of them have loving relationships and are still compassionate towards a partner. Asexuality is more than just a social stigma and will hopefully begin to be more accepted in all communities.

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May 30th, 1:15 PM

Asexuality: More than a Social Stigma

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Asexuality can be defined as individuals who do not experience sexual attraction and do not use sexual intercourse to reproduce. Less than one percent of the population self-identify as asexual, while most people of that one percent decline opportunities to participate in studies. Because of this, very few studies have been conducted to further investigate this small population. Although people who self-identify as asexual don’t engage in sexual activity, most of them have loving relationships and are still compassionate towards a partner. Asexuality is more than just a social stigma and will hopefully begin to be more accepted in all communities.