Analloeroticism

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Analloeroticism (/ˌænˌæl.ɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm/; from an- (prefix "not") + allo- (from Ancient Greek ἄλλος/állos, "other") + erotic + -ism) is having no sexual interests in other persons.[1][2] Anil Aggrawal considers it distinct from asexuality and defines the latter as the lack of a sex drive.[3] Analloerotics are unattracted to female or male partners, but not necessarily devoid of all sexual behaviour.[1]

In his typology of transsexual women, Ray Blanchard observed that, in spite of the fact that autogynephilia and heterosexual attraction more often than not coexisted, there were some cases in which autogynephilia was so intense that it effectively nullified any sexual attraction to women (in other words, they were analloerotic).[4]

According to Blanchard, there are two main types of analloeroticism:[2]

  • Asexual (lack of sexual desire)
  • Automonosexual (sexually aroused by the thought of themselves as the opposite sex but not by other persons)

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  1. ^ a b Blanchard, Ray (1989). "The Concept of Autogynephilia and the Typology of Male Gender Dysphoria". The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 177 (10): 616–623. doi:10.1097/00005053-198910000-00004. ISSN 0022-3018.
  2. ^ a b Blanchard, Ray (1989). "The classification and labeling of nonhomosexual gender dysphorias". Archives of Sexual Behavior. 18 (4): 315–334. doi:10.1007/BF01541951. ISSN 0004-0002.
  3. ^ Aggrawal. A. (2009). Forensic and medico-legal aspects of sexual crimes and unusual sexual practices. New York: CRC Press.
  4. ^ Lawrence, A. (2013). Men Trapped in Men's Bodies: Narratives of Autogynephilic Transsexualism. Springer. p. 22. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5182-2. ISBN 978-1-4614-5181-5.

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