Asexuality in Academia


Bishop, C. (2013). A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma – Asexuality: A Virtual Discussion. Psychology & Sexuality, 4, 195-206.

Bogaert, A. F. (2006). Toward a Conceptual Understanding of Asexuality. Review of General Psychology, 10(3), 241-250.

Bogaert, A. F. (2012). Asexuality and Autochorissexualism (Identity-Less Sexuality). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(6), 1513-1514.

Bogaert, A. F. (2012). Understanding Asexuality. Plymouth, England: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bogaert, A. F. (2015). Asexuality: What It Is and Why It Matters. The Journal of Sex Research, 52(4), 362-379.

Bogaert, A. F. (2017). What Asexuality Tells Us About Sexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(3), 629-630.

Carrigan, M., Gupta, K., & Morrison, T. G. (2013). Asexuality Special Theme Issue Editorial. Psychology and Sexuality, 4(2), 111-120.

Cerankowski, K. J. (2016). Asexuality. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, 1-4.

Cerankowski, K. J., & Milks, M. (2010). New orientations: Asexuality and its implications for theory and practice. Feminist Studies, 36, 650-664.

Decker, J. S. (2014). The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing.

Gazzola, S. B., & Morrison, M. A. (2011). Asexuality: An Emergent Sexual Orientation. In Morrison, T. G., Morrison, M. A., Carrigan, M. & McDermott, D. T. (Eds.), Sexual minority research in the new millennium. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Milligan, M. S., & Neufeldt, A. H. (2011). The Myth of Asexuality: A Survey of Social and Empirical Evidence. Sexuality and Disability, 19, 91–109.

Moser, C., & Hinderliter, A. (2015). Asexual. The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, 1-111.

Prause, N., & Graham, C. A. (2007). Asexuality: Classification and characterization. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36(3), 341–356.

Przybylo, E. (2013). Producing Facts: Empirical Asexuality and the Scientific Study of Sex. Feminism & Psychology, 23(2), 224-242.

Rider, M. A. (2020). Asexuality. Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, 148-150.

Scott, S., & Dawson, M. (2015). Rethinking Asexuality: A Symbolic Interactionist Account. Sexualities, 18(1), 3-19.

Van Houdenhove, E, Gijs, L., T’Sjoen, G., & Enzlin, P. (2014). Asexuality: Few Facts, Many Questions. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 40(3), 175-192.

Yule, M. A., Brotto, L. A., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2017). Human Asexuality: What Do We Know About a Lack of Sexual Attraction? Current Sexual Health Reports, 9(1), 50-56.


Bogaert, A. F., Ashton, M. C., & Lee. K. (2018). Personality and Sexual Orientation: Extension to Asexuality and the HEXACO Model. The Journal of Sex Research, 55(8), 951-961.

Bulmer, M., & Izuma, K. (2018). Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Toward Sex and Romance in Asexuals. The Journal of Sex Research, 55(8), 962-974.

Carrigan, M. (2011). There’s More to Life Than Sex? Difference and Commonality Within the Asexual Community. Sexualities, 14(4), 462-478.

Carvalho, J., Lemos, D., & Nobre, P. J. (2017). Psychological Features and Sexual Beliefs Characterizing Self-Labeled Asexual Individuals. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 43(6), 517-528.

Dawson, M., McDonnell, L., & Scott, S. (2018). ‘“Asexual” Isn’t Who I Am’: The Politics of Asexuality. Sociological Research Online, 23(2), 374-391.

Dawson, M., McDonnell, L., & Scott, S. (2016). Negotiating the Boundaries of Intimacy: The Personal Lives of Asexual People. The Sociological Review, 64(2), 349-365.

De Oliveira, L., Carvalho, J., Sarikaya, S., Urkmez, A., Salonia, A., & Russo, G. I. (2020). Patterns of Sexual Behavior and Psychological Processes in Asexual Persons: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Impotence Research.

Gressgård, R. (2013) Asexuality: From Pathology to Identity and Beyond. Psychology and Sexuality 4(2), 179-192.

Hille, J. J., Simmons, M. K., & Sanders, S. A. (2020) “Sex” and the Ace Spectrum: Definitions of Sex, Behavioral Histories, and Future Interest for Individuals Who Identify as Asexual, Graysexual, or Demisexual. The Journal of Sex Research, 57(7), 813-823.

MacNeela, P., & Murphy, A. (2015). Freedom, Invisibility, and Community: A Qualitative Study of Self-Identification with Asexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(3), 799-812.

McDonnell, L., Scott, S., & Dawson, M. (2017). A Multidimensional View? Evaluating the Different and Combined Contributions of Diaries and Interviews in an Exploration of Asexual Identities and Intimacies. Qualitative Research, 17(5), 520-536.

Rothblum, E. D., Heimann, K., & Carpenter, K. (2019). The Lives of Asexual Individuals Outside of Sexual and Romantic Relationships: Education, Occupation, Religion and Community. Psychology and Sexuality, 10(1), 83-93.

Scherrer, K. (2008). Coming to an Asexual Identity: Negotiating Identity, Negotiating Desire. Sexualities, 11(5), 621–641.


Aicken, C. R. H., Mercer, C. H., & Cassell, J. A. (2013). Who Reports Absence of Sexual Attraction in Britain? Evidence from National Probability Surveys. Psychology & Sexuality, 4, 121-135.

Bogaert, A. F. (2013). The Demography of Asexuality. International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality, 275-288.

Kinsey, A. C., Pomeroy, W. B., Martin, C. E., & Gebhard, P. H. (1953). Sexual Behavior In the Human Female. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Saunders.

Kinsey, A. C., Pomeroy, W. R., & Martin, C. E. (1948). Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Saunders.

Rothblum, E. D., Krueger, E. A., Kittle, K. R., & Meyer, I. H. (2020). Asexual and Non-Asexual Respondents from a U.S. Population-Based Study of Sexual Minorities. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49(2), 757-767.

Ethical / Methodological Issues

Brotto, L. A., Knudson, G., Inskip, J., Rhodes, K., & Erskine, Y. (2010). Asexuality: A Mixed-Methods Approach. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39(3), 599-618.

Chasin, C. D. (2011). Theoretical Issues in the Study of Asexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, 713–723.

Cranney, S. (2017). Does Asexuality Meet the Stability Criterion for a Sexual Orientation? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(3), 637-638.

Dawson, M., McDonnell, L., & Scott, S. (2017). Note on Recruitment as an Ethical Question: Lessons from a Project on Asexuality. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 20(3), 255-261.

Hinderliter, A. C. (2009). Methodological Issues for Studying Asexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38(5), 619-621.

Jones, C., Hayter, M., & Jomeen, J. (2017). Understanding Asexual Identity as a Means to Facilitate Culturally Competent Care: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23), 3811-3831.

Przybylo, E. (2013). Afterword: Some Thoughts on Asexuality as an Interdisciplinary Method. Psychology and Sexuality, 4(2), 193-194.

Van Houdenhove, E, Gijs, L., T’Sjoen, G., & Enzlin, P. (2015). Asexuality: A Multidimensional Approach. The Journal of Sex Research, 52(6), 669-678.


Brotto, L. A., & Yule, M. A. (2011). Physiological and Subjective Sexual Arousal in Self-Identified Asexual Women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(4), 699-712.

Fahs, B. (2010). Radical Refusals: On the Anarchist Politics of Women Choosing Asexuality. Sexualities, 13(4), 445-461.

Gupta, K. (2018). Gendering Asexuality and Asexualizing Gender: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Intersections Between Gender and Asexuality. Sexualities. Advance online publication.

Huang, Y. P., Chen, B., Ping, P., Wang, H. X., Hu, K., Yang, H., Zhang, T., Feng, T., Jin, Y.,  Han, Y. F., Wang, Y. X., Huang, Y. R., Chang, A. Y. W. (2014). Asexuality Development among Middle Aged and Older Men. PLOS ONE, 9(3).

Przybylo, E. (2014). Masculine Doubt and Sexual Wonder: Asexually-Identified Men Talk About Their (A)Sexualities. In Cerankowski, K. J. & Milks, M. (Eds.), Asexualities: Feminist and queer perspectives (pp. 225-247). New York, NY: Routledge.

Sadlier, A. (2019). Evoking the Female ‘Asexual’: Narrating the Silenced Self. Life Writing, 16(3), 439-461.

Van Houdenhove, E, Gijs, L., T’Sjoen, G., & Enzlin, P. (2015b). Stories About Asexuality: A Qualitative Study on Asexual Women. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 41(3), 262-281.


Antonsen, A. N., Zdaniuk, B., Yule, M., & Brotto, L. A. (2020). Ace and Aro: Understanding Differences in Romantic Attractions Among Persons Identifying as Asexual. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49(5), 1615-1630.

Bogaert, A. F. (2004). Asexuality: Prevalence and Associated Factors in a National Probability Sample. Journal of Sex Research, 41, 279–287. 

Carroll, M. (2020). Asexuality and Its Implications for LGBTQ-Parent Families. LGBTQ-Parent Families, 185-198.

Copulsky, D. (2016). Asexual Polyamory: Potential Challenges and Benefits. Journal of Positive Sexuality, 2, 11-15.

Scherrer, K. S. (2010a). Asexual relationships: What Does Asexuality Have to do with Polyamory? In M. Barker & D. Langdridge (Eds.), Understanding Non-Monogamies (154–159). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Vares, T. (2018). ‘My [Asexuality] is Playing Hell with My Dating Life’: Romantic Identified Asexuals Negotiate the Dating Game. Sexualities, 21(4), 520-536.


Chess, S. 2018. Asexuality, Queer Chastity, and Adolescence in Early Modern Literature. Queering Childhood in Early Modern English Drama and Culture, 31-55.

Ginicola, M. M., & Ruggiero, A. (2017). Counseling Asexual Clients. Affimative Counseling With LGBTQI+ People, 251-258.

McDermott, D. T. (2011). Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium (pp. 3-20). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Mollet, A. L., & Lackman, B. R. (2018). Asexual Borderlands: Asexual Collegians’ Reflections on Inclusion Under the LGBTQ Umbrella. Journal of College Student Development, 59, 623- 628.

Pinto, S. A. (2014). ASEXUally: On Being an Ally to the Asexual Community. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 8(4), 331-343.

Robbins, N. K., Low, K. G., & Query, A. N. (2016). A Qualitative Exploration of the “Coming Out” Process for Asexual Individuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(3), 751-760.

Rothblum, E. D., & Brehony, K. A. (1993). Boston Marriages: Romantic but Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

Scherrer, K. S. (2010b). What Asexuality Contributes to the Same-Sex Marriage Discussion. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 22(1), 56-73.

Sumerau, J. E., Barbee, H., Mathers, L. A. B., & Eaton, V. (2018). Exploring the Experiences of Heterosexual and Asexual Transgender People. Social Sciences, 7, 162-178.


Canigan, M. (2012). How Do You Know You Don’t Like It if You Haven’t Tried It? Asexual Agency and The Sexual Assumption. In Monison, T. G., Morrison, M. A., Canigan, M., & McDermott, D. T. (Eds.) Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium, (pp 3–19). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Chasin, C. D. (2015). Making Sense in and of The Asexual Community: Navigating Relationships and Identities in a Context of Resistance. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 25, 167-180.

Gupta, K. (2017). “And Now I’m Just Different, but There’s Nothing Actually Wrong with Me”: Asexual Marginalization and Resistance. Journal of Homosexuality, 64, 991-1013.

Hoffarth, M. R., Drolet, C. E., Hodson, G., Hafer, C. L. (2016). Development and Validation of the Attitudes Towards Asexuals (ATA) Scale. Psychology and Sexuality, 7(2), 88-100.

Lund, E. M. (2021). Violence Against Asexual Individuals. Violence Against LGBTQ+ Persons, pages 179-183.

MacInnis, C. C., & Hodson, G. (2012). Intergroup Bias Toward “Group X”: Evidence of Prejudice, Dehumanization, Avoidance, and Discrimination Against Asexuals. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 15(6), 725-743.

Mitchell, H., & Hunnicutt, G. (2019). Challenging Accepted Scripts of Sexual “Normality”: Asexual Narratives of Non-Normative Identity and Experience. Sexuality & Culture, 23, 507–524.

Przybylo, E. (2011). Crisis and Safety: The Asexual in Sexusociety. Sexualities, 14(4), 444-461.

Scott, S., McDonnell, L., & Dawson, M. (2016). Stories of Non-Becoming: Non-Issues, Nonevents and Non-Identities in Asexual Lives. Symbolic Interaction, 39, 268-286.

Thorpe, C., & Arbeau, K. (2020). Judging an Absence: Factors Influencing Attitudes Towards Asexuality. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 29(3), 307-313.

Van Houdenhove, E., Enzlin, P., & Gijs, L. (2017). A Positive Approach Toward Asexuality: Some First Steps, But Still a Long Way to Go. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(3), 647-651.

Vares, T. (2021). Asexuals Negotiate the ‘Onslaught of the Heteronormative’. Sexualities, 36. 

Physical / Mental Health

Bauer, C., Kaye, S. L., & Brotto, L. A. (2020). Understanding Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption in Asexual Samples: A Mixed-Methods Approach. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49(2), 733-755.

Brotto, L. A., & Yule, M. (2017). Asexuality: Sexual orientation, paraphilia, sexual dysfunction, or none of the above? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 619-627.

Brotto, L. A., & Yule, M. A. (2017). Asexuality: Sexual Orientation, Paraphilia, Sexual Dysfunction, or None of the Above? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(3), 619-627.

Brotto, L. A., Yule, M. A., & Gorzalka. B. B. (2015). Asexuality: An Extreme Variant of Sexual Desire Disorder? The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12(3), 646-660.

Bush, H. H., Williams, L. W., & Mendes, E. (2021). Brief Report: Asexuality and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(2), 725-733.

Chasin, C. D. (2017). Considering Asexuality as a Sexual Orientation and Implications for Acquired Female Sexual Arousal/Interest Disorder. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(3), 631-635.

Conley-Fonda, B., & Leisher, T. (2018). Asexuality: Sexual Health Does Not Require Sex. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 25(1), 6-11.

Cuthbert, K. (2017). You Have to be Normal to be Abnormal: An Empirically Grounded Exploration of the Intersection of Asexuality and Disability. Sociology, 51(2), 241-257.

Flore, J. (2013). HSDD and Asexuality: A Question of Instruments. Psychology and Sexuality, 4(2), 152-166.

Hinderliter, A. (2013) How is Asexuality Different from Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder? Psychology and Sexuality 4(2), 167-178.

Kim, E. (2011). Asexuality in Disability Narratives. Sexualities, 14(4), 479–493.

McInroy, L. B., Beaujolais, B., Leung, V. W. Y., Craig, S. L., Eaton, A. D., Austin, A. (2020). Comparing Asexual and Non-Asexual Sexual Minority Adolescents and Young Adults: Stressors, Suicidality and Mental and Behavioural Health Risk Outcomes. Psychology and Sexuality, 1-17.

Parent, M. C., & Ferriter, K. P. (2018). The Co-Occurrence of Asexuality and Self-Reported Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and Sexual Trauma Within the Past 12 Months Among U.S. College Students. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(4), 1277-1282.

Steelman, S. M, & Hertlein, K. M. (2016). Underexplored Identities: Attending to Asexuality in Therapeutic Contexts. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 27(2), 85-98.

Swami, V., Laughton, R., Grover, S., & Furnham, A. (2019). Asexuality is Inversely Associated with Positive Body Image in British Adults. Heliyon, 5(9).

Yule, M. A., Brotto, L. A., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2014a). Biological Markers of Asexuality: Handedness, Birth Order, and Finger Length Ratios in Self-identified Asexual Men and Women.Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(2), 299-310.

Yule, M. A., Brotto, L. A., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2013). Mental Health and Interpersonal Functioning in Self-Identified Asexual Men and Women. Psychology and Sexuality, 4(2), 136-151.

Fetishes / Masturbation

Sloan, L. J. (2015). Ace of (BDSM) Clubs: Building Asexual Relationships Through BDSM Practice. Sexualities, 18, 548-563.

Yule, M. A., Brotto, L. A., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2016). Sexual Fantasy and Masturbation Among Asexual Individuals: An In-Depth Exploration. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(1), 311-328.

Zamboni, B. D., & Madero, G. (2018). Exploring Asexuality Within an Adult Baby/Diaper Lover Community. Psychology and Sexuality, 9(2), 174-187.


Batričević, M., & Cvetić, A. (2016). Uncovering an A: Asexuality and Asexual Activism in Croatia and Serbia. Intersectionality and LGBT Activist Politics, 77-103.

Foster, A. B., & Scherrer, K. S. (2014). Asexual-Identified Clients in Clinical Settings: Implications for Culturally Competent Practice. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 422-430.

Greaves, L. M., Barlow, F. K., Huang, Y., Stronge, S., Gloria Fraser, G., Sibley, C. G. (2017). Asexual Identity in a New Zealand National Sample: Demographics, Well-Being, and Health. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(8), 2417-2427.

Haefner, C., & Plante, R. F. (2015). Asexualities: Socio-Cultural Perspectives. Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities, 273-285.

Kobayashi, J. (2017). Have Japanese People Become Asexual? Love in Japan. International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 26(1), 13-22.

Owen, I. H. (2014). On the Racialization of Asexuality. In K. J. Cerankowski & M. Milks (Eds.), Asexualities: Feminist and queer perspectives (pp. 119-135). New York, NY: Routledge.

Owen, I. H. (2018). Still, Nothing: Mammy and Black Asexual Possibility. Feminist Review, 120(1), 70-84.

Poston, D. L., & Baumle, A. K. (2010). Patterns of Asexuality in the United States. Demographic Research, 23, 509-530.

Su, Y., & Zheng, L. (2021). Sexual Orientation and Gender Differences in Sexual Minority Identity in China: Extension To Asexuality. Current Psychology, 51.

Wong, D. (2015). Asexuality in China’s Sexual Revolution: Asexual Marriage as Coping Strategy. Sexualities, 18(1), 100-116.

Zheng, L., & Su, Y. (2018). Patterns of Asexuality in China: Sexual Activity, Sexual and Romantic Attraction, and Sexual Desire. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(4), 1265-1276.