Asexuality is not a disorder
Many people seem to think that asexuality is just hypoactive sexual desire disorder, and while in some cases this may be true, many studies have shown this not to be the case, and say that if someone identifies as asexual, then a diagnosis of this type of disorder should not be made. Below are links to various studies and writings involving asexuality. If anyone would like to add more, please do so.
- The Kinsey Institute, describing how a low interest in sex or low amounts of sexual attraction should not be defined as a pathological disorder.
- The American Psychological Association, putting identification as asexual at a higher ranking than a diagnosis of a disorder.
- The Asexuality Visibility and Education Network describes asexuality and answers common questions from family members or friends may have.
- Results from a study by the UBC Sexual Health Lab
- Results of an online study done by AVEN
- What it means to be ace: Building community on shared experience (The Asexual Agenda on Wordpress)
- Negating the “humans will die out” excuse used against asexuals (tumblr source)
- The relationship between mental health and identifying as asexual (tumblr source; includes links to other non-tumblr sources)
- Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals: A Practical Guide
- Understanding Asexuality by Anthony F. Bogaert (Book)
- Asexuality: A Brief Introduction (Book with free PDF download)
- The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality by Julia Sondra Decker (Book)