Asexual designates the hypothetical lack of sexual impulse (also known as libido) or lack of a sexual orientation toward any specific gender taken up by a large number of human beings. Asexuality can be said to lead to volceldom as the person identifying as asexual generally does not want to be in a relationship with someone else. Unlike hyposexual conditions, asexuality relates to an individual's capacity to find given targets arousing rather than the physiological state of the libido.
Usually it simply refers to a person having a negligible/unobserved quantity of sexuality, perhaps due to having below-average sexual impulses.
Research suggests that the development of asexuality may be similar to or relate to homosexuality, specifically in the greater likelihood of being later-born and prevalence of non-right-handedness, both of which is weakly linked to high mutational load.
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- Yule, M.A., Brotto, L.A. & Gorzalka, B.B. Biological Markers of Asexuality: Handedness, Birth Order, and Finger Length Ratios in Self-identified Asexual Men and Women. Arch Sex Behav 43, 299–310 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-013-0175-0
- Asexuality: Prevalence and associated factors in a national probability sample
- Haydon, A. A., Cheng, M. M., Herring, A. H., McRee, A.-L., & Halpern, C. T. (2013). Prevalence and Predictors of Sexual Inexperience in Adulthood. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(2), 221–230. doi:10.1007/s10508-013-0164-3