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Vol 14, No 1 (2016)
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Characteristics of asexual people

Marta Siekierska, Robert Kowalczyk, Wojciech Merk
Seksuologia Polska 2016;14(1).

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Vol 14, No 1 (2016)
Prace oryginalne (nadesłane)

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The main aim of this study was to establish the characteristics of people who identify themselves as asexual, and make an attempt to find the differences between the two studied groups: people who identified themselves as asexual and those who have not displayed sexual lust nor have undertaken sexual activities.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study used a questionnaire evaluating sexual behaviour supplemented with elements of clinical history. The first step consisted in indication of individuals who identified themselves as asexual. In the second on the individuals were chosen who best fitted the previously created profile of an asexual person.

RESULTS: The survey sample included 80 people, including those profiled as asexual, i.e. 26 females and 8 males. Among the group of asexual people almost a half (44.1%) indicated a complete lack of sexual lust, 47.1% described it as low, 85.4% did not feel sexual anxiety. Within the profiled group 88.2% of the surveyed people would not want to undertake any sexual activities.

CONCLUSIONS: The identification of an individual as an asexual person affects primarily their lack of sexual attraction, as well as unwillingness to undertake sexual activities, or both.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The main aim of this study was to establish the characteristics of people who identify themselves as asexual, and make an attempt to find the differences between the two studied groups: people who identified themselves as asexual and those who have not displayed sexual lust nor have undertaken sexual activities.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study used a questionnaire evaluating sexual behaviour supplemented with elements of clinical history. The first step consisted in indication of individuals who identified themselves as asexual. In the second on the individuals were chosen who best fitted the previously created profile of an asexual person.

RESULTS: The survey sample included 80 people, including those profiled as asexual, i.e. 26 females and 8 males. Among the group of asexual people almost a half (44.1%) indicated a complete lack of sexual lust, 47.1% described it as low, 85.4% did not feel sexual anxiety. Within the profiled group 88.2% of the surveyed people would not want to undertake any sexual activities.

CONCLUSIONS: The identification of an individual as an asexual person affects primarily their lack of sexual attraction, as well as unwillingness to undertake sexual activities, or both.

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Keywords

asexuality, sexual desire, sexual behavior

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Title

Characteristics of asexual people

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 14, No 1 (2016)

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Seksuologia Polska 2016;14(1).

Keywords

asexuality
sexual desire
sexual behavior

Authors

Marta Siekierska
Robert Kowalczyk
Wojciech Merk

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