“LONDON, England (CNN) — About one percent of adults have absolutely no interest in sex, according to a new study, and that distinction is becoming one of pride among many asexuals. …

“It was published in the latest issue of The Journal of Sex Research and is the focus of a report in this Saturday’s issue of New Scientist.”

The New Scientist report notes that the percentage of asexuals is comparable to the percentage of people who are gay — three percent — though quantification of gays varies depending on whether sexual attraction, sexual behavior, or sexual self-labeling are being surveyed.

This is not the first study to uncover a significant number of asexuals:

“A 1994 survey, published by The University of Chicago Press, found that 13 percent of 3,500 respondents had no sex in the past year. Forty percent of those people said they were extremely happy or very happy with their lives.”

For more information:
Asexual Visibility and Education Network

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