Upon brief google searching & previous experience, I've seen the common notion, or question that men are less likely to be asexual, given the population on 'certain sites' you may think that was the case.
Upon looking into this, I found a study / survey > here
< that found that in 12,571 Americans (7,643 women and 4,928
men) '.9%' of men and '.6%' percent of women where ace, or at least answered with the 'asexual' response in all 3 questions. and that would equate to 60% of the 'asexuals' being men, and 40% of the 'asexuals' being female. In this study, participants where asked 3 questions, and did not explicitly identify as asexual.
While [Site Expunged
]'s 2015 census data showed that the asexual demographic of the site was 56.8% female, and 12.3% male (with 30.9% apparently not having a dick or a vag) which boils down to 82.2% female and 17.8% male. which is a huge discrepancy.
A third source doesn't help quell any questions either. in > this
< one, about 11,000 people took an online questionnaire and of the 11,000 people only 52 identified as asexual, with 32% of the asexuals being male, and presumably 68% female. This puts it right in the middle of our 2 other sources
60%m 40%f not explicitly asexual
17.8%m 82.2%f Asexuality website poll
32%m 68%f self identified aces in an online questionnaire
large discrepancies in the 3 sources.
So this brings my questions.
Are there more asexual men than women?
Are men more asexual on average, but less inclined to identify as ace?
Anecdotally, and stereotypically, this doesn't seem to be the case, but given the first study's results based not on self identification this would make sense, could that be possible?
Because of the small percentage of asexuals in the population, would only 12k random participants be enough to yield accurate asexual results?
Why does this info graphic exist?
And why is it so stupid? I mean these are fucking sex symbols, why did someone think it was ok to use them both natively and turn them into sexuality symbols? Why are there 2 for hetero, gay, trans, & bi, why only 1 for ace, m, & f? Why are they not in any proper order? Why the fuck is transgender there? THATS NOT A SEX, GENDER, OR SEXUALITY; YOU CANT IDENTIFY AS TRANSGENDER! WHY AM I SO FUCKING MAD?!?!
Why such a large difference in the polling data if not because sample size?
Are men less likely to share asexuality in an online forum poll?
Does [Cite Expunged] scare men away?
Did you have any other thoughts on the matter?