Prevalence of Asexuality Among Sexual Minority Adults

By Esther D. Rothblum, Evan A. Krueger, Krystal R. Kittle, and Ilan H. Meyer

The first study in the US to examine the prevalence of asexuality among sexual minority adults finds that an estimated 1.7% of sexual minority adults identify as asexual. Asexuals are more likely to be women or gender non-binary, assigned female at birth, and younger, compared to non-asexual LGB adults.

Asexual people reported significantly less sexual attraction and activity than non-asexual participants. Yet asexual adults were as likely to report being in an intimate relationship as non-asexual adults.

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