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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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The most striking aspect of a legal regime, from the perspective of asexuality, would be any legal requirements of sexual activity.
As a literature that tends to express adult desires for childhood asexuality in ways that deprive child readers of the power to imagine themselves in the light of their actual experience, perhaps children's literature is sexually exploitative and against the public good--pornographic after all.
My experiences have inspired me to write a book about asexuality, which will be published later this year.
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.
Ninety-nine per cent of the bad responses that I've had about my asexuality have come from potential dates when I was trying 'mainstream dating'.
Castellanos's letters to her ex-husband Ricardo Guerra, her plays and the novel Oficio de tinieblas, provide Hind with evidence of repressive selfpolicing and self-imposed asexuality.
As Suzie Handajani (2005) found in her study of the representations of adolescents in Indonesian female teen magazines, the view that Western influences are homogenously harmful to the perceived sexual innocence of Indonesian females, serves to construct a distinct division between the asexuality and morality of Indonesian female teenagers and the moral degeneracy of the West.
The genre of convent school fiction has a history that comprises tales of lesbian sexual initiation and love, as Donoghue observes, (16) but also tales that feature pubescent innocence, naivety, immaturity, even asexuality, and harbour the ingrained assumption of principled celibacy for their adult cast.
Gendered stereotypes focus on asexuality or an overdeveloped interest in sex.
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These include transgenderism, transsexualism, transvestism, bigenderism, genderqueerism, homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, polysexuality and asexuality, to name a few.
Certainly, no young man wants a diminished manhood and Shakespeare's dramatic recreation reiterates an obvious point: stand up and fight to avoid the label of substandard male, that is, an individual devoid of strength, reduced to asexuality, rendered into a nondescript, eunuchal mush.