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Elisabetta Ruspini

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300939

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.001.0001

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Asexual women and men: living without sex

Asexual women and men: living without sex

(p.31) Chapter One Asexual women and men: living without sex
Diversity in family life

Elisabetta Ruspini

Policy Press

The first chapter discusses the issues raised by asexuality (as a form of sexual orientation) in the process of forming intimate and family relationships. Asexuality allows us to understand how people can negotiate the social pressures around sex and sexuality in relationships.

Keywords:   Asexuality, sexual orientation, sexuality, family life, family diversity

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