No Sex PleaseAsexuality 101Olivia CheongNO SEX PLEASE: ASEXUALITYOLIVIA CHEONGTuesday, 11 June, 13
DefinitionSpectrum of SexualityMyths and MisconceptionsWHO ARE ASEXUAL?Asexual HistorySexual/Romantic AttractionSEXUALITYC...
WHO ARE ASEXUAL?Tuesday, 11 June, 13
Lack of sexual attractionASEXUALITYSEXUAL ORIENTATIONLack of interest in sexualrelations with other peopleTuesday, 11 June...
ASEXUALGRAY-ASDEMISEXUALSEXUALCOMMUNITYSPECTRUM OFSEXUALITYTuesday, 11 June, 13
Asexuality is being sexless...Yup, still there.Tuesday, 11 June, 13
Asexuality is celibacyTuesday, 11 June, 13
Asexuality is sex negativityTuesday, 11 June, 13
Asexuality is a result of traumaTuesday, 11 June, 13
Asexuality is being incapable of loveTuesday, 11 June, 13
SEXUALITYTuesday, 11 June, 13
No socio-sexual contacts or reactionsKinsey, 1948Lack of sexual orientationStorms, 1980Lack of sexual behaviourRothblum & ...
No socio-sexual contacts or reactionsKinsey, 1948Able to estimate someone’ssexual responses / inclinationsat any given tim...
Based off of Kinsey’s scaleTwo dimensional modelLack of sexual orientationStorms, 1980Tuesday, 11 June, 13
Asexuals: engaged in none or few sexual behavioursAdministered a survey to 1 146 (41 self-identified asexual)Used scales o...
Asexuality: prevalence and associated factors in a nationalprobability sampleJournal of Sex Research, 200418 000 responses...
RomanticSexualTuesday, 11 June, 13
HUMAN RELATIONSHIPSTuesday, 11 June, 13
COMING OUTWHY BOTHER?You’re too young/pretty/naive to be asexualHave you tried it? If you don’t like it, you’renot doing i...
TWO STORIESTuesday, 11 June, 13
THINGS TOTHINK ABOUTRelationship structuresWhat does it mean to love someone?Friendship/RomanticVocabularyForms of affectio...
QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSIONTuesday, 11 June, 13
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  1. 1. No Sex PleaseAsexuality 101Olivia CheongNO SEX PLEASE: ASEXUALITYOLIVIA CHEONGTuesday, 11 June, 13
  2. 2. DefinitionSpectrum of SexualityMyths and MisconceptionsWHO ARE ASEXUAL?Asexual HistorySexual/Romantic AttractionSEXUALITYComing outChallenging RelationshipsHUMAN RELATIONSHIPSTuesday, 11 June, 13
  3. 3. WHO ARE ASEXUAL?Tuesday, 11 June, 13
  4. 4. Lack of sexual attractionASEXUALITYSEXUAL ORIENTATIONLack of interest in sexualrelations with other peopleTuesday, 11 June, 13
  5. 5. ASEXUALGRAY-ASDEMISEXUALSEXUALCOMMUNITYSPECTRUM OFSEXUALITYTuesday, 11 June, 13
  6. 6. Asexuality is being sexless...Yup, still there.Tuesday, 11 June, 13
  7. 7. Asexuality is celibacyTuesday, 11 June, 13
  8. 8. Asexuality is sex negativityTuesday, 11 June, 13
  9. 9. Asexuality is a result of traumaTuesday, 11 June, 13
  10. 10. Asexuality is being incapable of loveTuesday, 11 June, 13
  11. 11. SEXUALITYTuesday, 11 June, 13
  12. 12. No socio-sexual contacts or reactionsKinsey, 1948Lack of sexual orientationStorms, 1980Lack of sexual behaviourRothblum & Brehony, 1993Lack of sexual attractionBogaert, 2004Low excitatory processesPrause & Graham, 2007FIVEDEFINITIONSFOR ASEXUALITYTuesday, 11 June, 13
  13. 13. No socio-sexual contacts or reactionsKinsey, 1948Able to estimate someone’ssexual responses / inclinationsat any given time.Tuesday, 11 June, 13
  14. 14. Based off of Kinsey’s scaleTwo dimensional modelLack of sexual orientationStorms, 1980Tuesday, 11 June, 13
  15. 15. Asexuals: engaged in none or few sexual behavioursAdministered a survey to 1 146 (41 self-identified asexual)Used scales of sexual excitation (arousability, sexual desire)and sexual inhibitionLow sexual excitation.Little to no difference in sexual inhibition scaleLack of sexual behaviourRothlum & Brehony, 1993Low excitatory processesPrause & Graham, 2007Tuesday, 11 June, 13
  16. 16. Asexuality: prevalence and associated factors in a nationalprobability sampleJournal of Sex Research, 200418 000 responses; 195 asexual“I have never felt sexually attractedto someone at all.”Recent research on self-identified asexuals(Prause & Graham, 2007; Brotto et al.,2010) shows that they do not necessarilyhave a lower desire for sexual activity, butthey clearly have a lower desire for sexualactivity with others..."Lack of sexual attractionBogaert, 2004Tuesday, 11 June, 13
  17. 17. RomanticSexualTuesday, 11 June, 13
  18. 18. HUMAN RELATIONSHIPSTuesday, 11 June, 13
  19. 19. COMING OUTWHY BOTHER?You’re too young/pretty/naive to be asexualHave you tried it? If you don’t like it, you’renot doing it right.Were you abused? Are you sure youweren’t?You’re just a prude.You just haven’t met Mr./Ms. Right yet.You just haven’t been with me yet.It’s just a phase.Tuesday, 11 June, 13
  20. 20. TWO STORIESTuesday, 11 June, 13
  21. 21. THINGS TOTHINK ABOUTRelationship structuresWhat does it mean to love someone?Friendship/RomanticVocabularyForms of affectionFemale/Male sexualityCompromise / “Enthusiastic” consentTuesday, 11 June, 13
  22. 22. QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSIONTuesday, 11 June, 13

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