1% of the population

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Studies indicate that asexuals make up 1% of the population.

Studies on this:

  • In 1948, the American Alfred Kinsey made a scale of 0 to 6 based on sexual orientation from heterosexual to homosexual. He also had a seventh category ‘X’: people with no sexual contacts or reactions. According to his research (5.300 interviewees), 1.5% of the male population belonged to this category X. In his second book in 1953, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, he went into more detail about this category X. The results from this surveys were as follows: unmarried women: 14-19%, married women: 1-3%, previously married women: 5-8%, unmarried men: 3-4%, married men: 0%, and previously married men: 1 -2%.
  • In 1994, a British research team led by Anthony F. Bogaert surveyed 18.876 Britons that a research (book page 242) was about AIDS. 1.05% indicated that they never felt sexual attraction.
  • British psychologist Anthony F. Bogaert‘s 2004 study. In his book ‘Asexuality: Prevalence and Associated Factors in a National Probability Sample’ he calls asexuality the ‘fourth sex’. Bogaert supported his research with 18,000 British interviewees. 1% (195 persons) were part of this “fourth sex”. You can find an interesting table in his study online. The researcher indicates that, however, too few studies have been conducted to sufficiently substantiate the number of 1%.

Studies on the theme of asexuality are limited. Hopefully the future will change this.

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