Title

Exploring Asexual Identity

Date

5-26-2016 11:15 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 11:30 AM

Location

HSS 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Peter Callero

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore "asexuality" as an identity, and not merely as an absence of sexuality. Analyses of in-depth interviews with three people who identify as asexual found similarities in how people come to an asexual identity through seeing the norm of being sexual, and not feeling the same way or fitting in. Questionnaire responses from 138 students were used to explore if knowing an asexual person was linked to a response from individuals that aligned with how asexuals view their own identity. Results were found to be significant in two of five questions.

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Exploring Asexual Identity

HSS 235

The purpose of this study is to explore "asexuality" as an identity, and not merely as an absence of sexuality. Analyses of in-depth interviews with three people who identify as asexual found similarities in how people come to an asexual identity through seeing the norm of being sexual, and not feeling the same way or fitting in. Questionnaire responses from 138 students were used to explore if knowing an asexual person was linked to a response from individuals that aligned with how asexuals view their own identity. Results were found to be significant in two of five questions.