Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 1513–1514 | Cite as

Asexuality and Autochorissexualism (Identity-Less Sexuality)

  • Anthony F. BogaertEmail author
Clinical Case Report Series


I present evidence that target-oriented paraphilias may occur in some who report no sexual attraction for others or those who identify as asexual. One target-oriented paraphilia in some asexual people is a disconnection between their identity and a sexual target/object. I name this phenomenon autochorissexualism or “identity-less” sexuality.


Asexuality Autochorrissexualism Automonosexualism 



I would like to thank Carolyn Hafer, who gave comments on a previous draft of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Community Health ServicesBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada

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