It is estimated around 45,000 people here are asexual
who claim they are isolated as they're not into nookie.
burgeoning community of self-identified asexuals
, and then develops an
are comparatively rare, and we are therefore unlikely to encounter many other asexuals
in our daily lives, especially since we are difficult to identify publicly--we are not marked by purple As, although some of us do wear black rings on our right middle fingers.
may not be interested in sex but can be good lovers.
Sexy individuals, such as male guppies with bright spots or male frogs with loud croaks, can attract large numbers of mates, and they produce many more offspring than would be possible through asexual
In theory, that should help sexual populations maintain stability, while asexual
populations face extinction at the hands of parasites.
The ancient asexuals
then, if they really are asexuals
, are giving mixed results for the theories explaining sex.
The world has become so sexual-minded that it almost seems you should be ashamed to be asexual
Thin blood smears were taken at the same time as the blood count measures on days 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16, and used to calculate the asexual
parasite density (parasites per ml) on each of these days and gametocyte density (gametocytes per ml) on day 16 PI.
In the only other field study known to us where life histories of mixed populations of sexuals and asexuals
were extensively studied, Michaels and Bazzaz (1986) reported a higher seed production, but smaller seeds and lower survival, of apomictic Antennaria parlinii when compared to sexual conspecifics.
The experiment performed is based on the assumption that if asexuals
truly possess general-purpose genotypes, their performance should be relatively uniform across a range of environmental conditions, while the performance of their sexual relatives should exhibit a greater sensitivity to environmental variation.
We are being asked to convert homosexuals and heterosexuals to asexuals