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Asexuality: Sexual Orientation, Paraphilia, Sexual Dysfunction, or None of the Above?

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, August 2016
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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7 news outlets
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2 blogs
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117 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

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Title
Asexuality: Sexual Orientation, Paraphilia, Sexual Dysfunction, or None of the Above?
Published in
Archives of Sexual Behavior, August 2016
DOI 10.1007/s10508-016-0802-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lori A. Brotto, Morag Yule

Abstract

Although lack of sexual attraction was first quantified by Kinsey, large-scale and systematic research on the prevalence and correlates of asexuality has only emerged over the past decade. Several theories have been posited to account for the nature of asexuality. The goal of this review was to consider the evidence for whether asexuality is best classified as a psychiatric syndrome (or a symptom of one), a sexual dysfunction, or a paraphilia. Based on the available science, we believe there is not sufficient evidence to support the categorization of asexuality as a psychiatric condition (or symptom of one) or as a disorder of sexual desire. There is some evidence that a subset of self-identified asexuals have a paraphilia. We also considered evidence supporting the classification of asexuality as a unique sexual orientation. We conclude that asexuality is a heterogeneous entity that likely meets conditions for a sexual orientation, and that researchers should further explore evidence for such a categorization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 83 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 24%
Student > Master 18 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 18%
Unspecified 9 11%
Researcher 7 8%
Other 15 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 36 43%
Unspecified 12 14%
Social Sciences 9 11%
Arts and Humanities 6 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 6%
Other 16 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 157. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2019.
All research outputs
#92,717
of 13,621,476 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#69
of 2,537 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,744
of 262,680 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Sexual Behavior
#3
of 47 outputs
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