Friday, July 12, 2013

New Chapter on Asexuality

Bogaert, Anthony F. 2013. The demography of asexuality. International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality, ed. by Amanda K. Baulme, 275-288. New York, NY: Springer.

As with many chapters in edited volumes, this one doesn't have an abstract. The bulk of the chapter is an analysis of the asexuality data in NATSAL-II, primarily examining the same things that Bogaert's 2004 paper on asexuality examined with the NATSAL-I data.

For those unfamiliar with it, the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
is the largest scientific study of sexual behaviour since the pioneering studies of Alfred Kinsey in the US in the 1940s and 1950s.

Natsal was originally set up because of an urgent need for information about sexual lifestyles in the context of the HIV/ AIDS epidemic.

Natsal first took place in 1990, with the second study taking place in 2000. The third Natsal began in 2010 and its results will be published in 2013.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A second survey on asexuality-related terminology.

In May, I started running the first of two surveys on asexuality-related concepts and terminology, which was the first of two surveys I will be running this summer.  I am now running the second one.

To participate, you must be at least 18 years of age or older, be proficient in English, and identify as asexual, gray-A, or demisexual.

Most of the survey consists of a series of questions about a number of terms.  It is expected that some will be familiar and others unfamiliar to you.  Please do not look things up while taking the survey.

Click here to participate