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asexual

1. having no apparent sex or sex organs
2. (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes, as in vegetative reproduction, fission, or budding

asexual

[ā′seksh·ə·wəl]
(biology)
Not involving sex.
Exhibiting absence of sex or of functional sex organs.
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Through its representations of a middle-aged woman's ability to confront and move beyond her past to epiphanies that connect all beings and gender that transcends binary oppositions, O caso Alice creates a vision of feminine aging that refuses dominant ideologies of women's midlife as a time of physical and intellectual decline, asexuality, and cultural invisibility.
Though he never explicitly states his reasons, Jones' editorial supports Bullough's (1998) argument that challenging the asexuality of women ignited a strong controversy surrounding the release of SBHF.
Just a few years ago, biologists were guessing that asexual Daphnia lineages could be millions of years old, and most recent estimates put it at more than 100,000 years, but new calculations for the molecular evolutionary rates of the two chromosomes implicated in asexuality date the establishment and spread of the asexual lineage to just 1,250 years ago.
Her work on asexuality has appeared in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Sexualities, Feminism and Psychology, Psychology and Sexuality, and in the book Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives.
The desired good is to be a beam in Jesus' eye and to model his asexuality.
As you can probably tell, an anti-romance is unlikely to find a traditional publisher, but with the current divorce rates, asexuality movement, and the general state of affairs in realistic “loving” relationships, there are many readers that can benefit from this inverse perspective on self-less love for others, and the selfish love for one's self.
Asexuality is the middle child of the sexual orientation family,
Drawing on current research and guidelines from major professional associations, the book offer plain-language explanations of everything from sadomasochism to asexuality.
And as Heidegger points out in the lecture course Metaphysische Anfangsgrunde der Logik im Ausgang von Leibnizfrom 1928, the neutrality of Dasein entails an asexuality (eine Geschlechtslosigkeit) (2012, p 146).
Despite certain stereotypes about the asexuality of older adults, recent research has shown that geriatric patients not only desire sex, but such intimate contact also noticeably improves their quality of life.
In contrast, the independent narrator, who collects bric-a-brac, may have the money and social position to travel alone because her husband is too busy to accompany her, but the 'thing' that she once bought, 'which weighs upon me sometimes like a secret' (514), testifies to the difficulties of maintaining this position and the potential dullness or asexuality of her own marriage.
Simone, a 25-year-old from Manchester who works in the legal profession, continues, 'I found out about asexuality when I was 18 but even though I 'came out' to my family and friends I still struggled with the idea of 'not being normal' for a few years.