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Asessualità: caratteristiche e definizioni
Titolo Rivista: RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA 
Autori/Curatori: Ilaria Prosperi, Adele Fabrizi, Chiara Simonelli 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2015 Fascicolo: Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  34 P. 49-82 Dimensione file:  117 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RSC2015-002003
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Ancora poco si conosce dell’asessualità, sebbene vi sia stato un crescente interesse per l’argomento negli ultimi anni. Per definire l’asessualità, sono stati proposti tre approcci differenti: una definizione che si basa sull’attrazione sessuale, una sul comportamento sessuale, una sull’auto-identificazione. A seconda della definizione utilizzata, i tassi di prevalenza oscillano tra lo .7% e il 6.1% di un campione USA. Molti studi suggeriscono che l’asessualità possa essere meglio definita come un orientamento sessuale, distinguendola da disfunzioni sessuali come il disturbo da desiderio ipoattivo. In ambito sociale, l’asessualità ha attirato resistenza e negazione a causa dell’incompatibilità con le aspettative di una società eterormativa; gli individui asessuali devono affrontare lo stesso stigma sociale vissuto da altre minoranze sessuali. Questo articolo esplora le caratteristiche dell’asessualità, le ipotesi sull’eziologia e gli aspetti biologici, psicologici e sociali associati all’asessualità.


Keywords: Asessualità, orientamento sessuale, disturbo del desiderio sessuale ipoattivo, attrazione sessuale, minoranze sessuali, comunità degli asessuali.

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