by Justin Lehmiller Asexuality is a term that different people define in somewhat different ways. Most often, however, asexuals tend to be characterized as persons who do not experience sexual attraction. This definition doesn’t entirely capture all of the diversity that exists within the asexual community, though.
by Justin Lehmiller A growing amount of research suggests that sexual orientation has a genetic basis. In fact, scientists recently identified two specific genes that appear to differ between gay and straight men . If sexual orientation is indeed genetically determined, it would be tempting to assume that identical twins would always have the same… Read more »
By Justin Lehmiller What is a day in the life of a sex researcher like? In this interview series, I talk to some of the world’s foremost authorities on sex in order to answer this question, but also to provide a glimpse into what they’re currently working on, what the media tends to get wrong… Read more »
Bisexuality is a sexual orientation. Bisexuals are sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender or gender identity though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way, or to the same degree.
Asexuality is a sexual orientation. Asexual individuals – sometimes called “aces” – experience a lack of a sexual attraction for other people and/or have a lack of interest or low interest in sexual relationships or behavior. Many still pursue romantic or intimate emotional relationships.