Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 643–646 | Cite as

None of the Above: Toward Identity and Community-Based Understandings of (A)sexualities

  • Kristin S. Scherrer
  • Carla A. Pfeffer

Seemingly unfettered by growing concerns about overpopulation (the UN estimates that the world population could reach 11.2 billion by 2100), sexuals continue to engage in activities and behaviors deeply centered in the libidinal. Such practices not only precipitously grow the planet, but channel vital energy and attention away from concerted action to solve some of the most pressing issues of our time as they focus on and pursue (some might contend obsessively and compulsively) sex and sexual interaction. Clustering in communities that reflect, legitimate, and even celebrate their shared commitments to sex and sexual interaction, sexuals organize themselves into household and living arrangements that more readily enable sexual access and develop social media and internet technologies to facilitate nearly instantaneous sexual connections between virtual strangers. Sexuals’ pursuit of sexual relationships, despite the existence of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy (each of...


Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Sexual Orientation Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Minority 
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Each of the co-authors contributed equally to the conceptualization and writing of this commentary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Social WorkMetropolitan State University of DenverDenverUSA
  2. 2.Sociology and Women’s and Gender StudiesUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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