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How to be asexual in a heteronormative sexualized society. Individual and group strategies of coping with a stigma

Homosexuality was removed from the list of mental diseases in 1973, but asexuality has continued to be considered a pathology to the present day. Persons who do not feel sexual attraction identify their sexual orientation as asexual. Asexual individuals face discrimination based on their asexuality, and their sexual identity is stigmatised. They therefore use a variety of strategies to cope with the stigma in different contexts.