Asexuality in non-fiction

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This list is for asexuality in non-fictional works. For fiction, see Asexuality in fiction.


Title Author(s) Description Language(s)
Understanding Asexuality Anthony F. Bogaert N/A English
Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism Donna Williams The biography of a successful autistic woman, describing her asexuality towards the end. English
A History of Celibacy: From Athena to Elizabeth I, Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence Nightingale, Gandhi and Cher Elizabeth Abbott “A look at celibacy traces the history of the phenomenon through the ages, from ancient times to the present day, and profiles many avowed celibates, including Joan of Arc and Sir Isaac Newton.” Note: Asexuality is not outwardly mentioned but is applied English
Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present Lillian Faderman “A classic of its kind, this fascinating cultural history draws on everything from private correspondence to pornography to explore five hundred years of friendship and love between women. Surpassing the Love of Men throws a new light on shifting theories of female sexuality and the changing status of women over the centuries.” English
L'amour sans le faire : Comment vivre sans libido dans un monde où le sexe est partout? Geraldine Levi Rich Jones “Be devoid of libido does not mean do not know how to love. This means not having sex drive. It is a fact, a genetic predisposition. Not a mental block or consequence of abuse, a disappointment or trauma.” A book about nonlibidoism by the founder of the Official Nonlibidoism Society. French
Boston Marriages: Romantic But Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians Esther D. Rothblum & Kathleen A. Brehony A book discussing sexless romances between women and their implications on the theory of female sexuality and relationships in general. English
Sappho und Sokrates Magnus Hirschfeld A book on sexuality, mostly homosexuality. German
The Amazing Book of Useless Information: More Things You Didn’t Need to Know But are About to Find out Neil Botham “References research conducted by Anthony Bogaert on page 55” English
Asexuality is Not Celibacy- It's a Sexual Orientation that Must Be Respected and Explored Heather Leah “So in this evolving world of understanding and compassion for individuals of all sexual preference, I would like to inform you all about another kind of sexual orientation: None at all.” English
Beyond Friendship and Eros: Unrecognized Relationships Between Men and Women John R. Scudder “Explores deep intimate personal relationships between men and women.” English
Demystifying Love: Plain Talk for the Mental Health Professional Stephen B. Levine Description English
The End of Gender: A Psychological Autopsy Shari L. Thurer Description English
The Four Loves C.S. Lewis Description English
The Invisible Orientation Julie Sondra Decker Description English
Masculine Scenarios (Psychoanalysis and Women Series) Mariam Alizade Description English
My Life in Hetero: An Ace in the Closet C. Kellam Scott Description English
Perfectly Normal: Living and Loving with Low Libido Sandra Pertot Description English
The Sex-Starved Wife Michele Weiner Davis Description English
Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism Donna Williams Description English
The World’s Best Sex Writing 2005 Mitzi Szereto Description English

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