An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.

Understanding Asexuality

Understanding Asexuality - Anthony F. Bogaert

This is an interesting book in a lot of ways, but there was a lot that I didn't like.

 

Bogaert uses the term "transgendered." There's a part of the book where he seems to be assuming that every asexual person is homoromantic or possibly aromantic (even though I thought he made a distinction between romantic and sexual attraction earlier in the book).

 

The whole sex/gender chapter actually was the low point of the book for me. There are a lot of assumptions in the book and I disagree with most of them.

 

Bogaert also makes a really poor comparison between being asexual and not liking golf. His metaphor would work only if people saw golf as an integral part of being human. Which they don't. Unfortunately the same can't be said about sexual attraction.