Asexuality as a conscious person identity

- Калініна, Г. М. (orcid.org/0000-0002-9404-9278) (2024) Asexuality as a conscious person identity Ukrainian Educational Journal, 1. pp. 53-64. ISSN 2411-1317

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Abstract

The article reveals the essence of the concepts of “asexual” and “asexuality” as a conscious personal identity that fully or partially excludes the presence of sexual attraction in the followers of the movement, describes their life position in relation to romantic relationships, sexual relations and family formation in general. The definitions of the concepts of “antisexual”, “celibate” or “vow of celibacy” are given and the differences between them are outlined. It is emphasised that asexual gender identity and the phenomenon of asexuality have not received sufficient scientific explanation based on the results of research not only in the fields of biology, sociology, linguistics, cultural studies, but also in sexology and psychology of sexuality and are practically not represented in the context of sexual culture and perception of this phenomenon in society. The existence and emergence of moral dogmas, stereotypes, prejudices and speculations that are widespread on this issue today, both in the real world and on the Internet, are based on the incompleteness of the information available and the subjectivity of the perception of the phenomenon of asexuality at the level of intuition, associations, myths, taboos and beliefs. Asexual lifestyle has never been seen as a possible alternative to a pro-sexual lifestyle, but rather as a deviation from the established “norm”, an anomaly, or even a disease. Therefore, asexuality is often denied, silenced or devalued, and is a matter of debate. In addition, there are currently no official statistics on the number of followers of the asexual movement in Ukraine.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: asexuality, asexuals, sex, prosexual, antisexual, “invisible orientation”, gender identity, sexual identity, marriage without sex, marriage without children, celibacy, sexless lifestyle, fourth type of human gender identity.
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 304 Social questions. Social practice. Cultural practice. Way of life (Lebensweise)
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 305 Gender studies
Divisions: Institute of Pedagogics > Department of Economics and Management of General Secondary Education
Depositing User: професор Людмила Миколаївна Калініна
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2024 06:31
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2024 06:31
URI: https://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/740201

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