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The condition of lacking sex, sexually functioning organs, or sexal orientation.


(a?sek'shu-al) [ ¹an- + sexual]
1. Lacking sex organs or functional sex organs.
2. Produced or reproduced without sex.
Synonym: agamicasexuality (shu-al'it-e) asexually
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In Study 1 we examined whether or not exposure to explicit sexual stimuli versus stimuli that were nonsexual would depress men's purchase intention toward a discounted watch.
Cortoni and Marshall (2001) further hypothesized that adult sexual offenders would be more sexually preoccupied than nonsexual violent offenders and therefore use sex to cope.
Study hypotheses were that (a) risk taking regarding sexual outcomes (erotica) could be evoked and described similarly to money using the BART; (b) there would be a stronger relationship between risk taking for money and risk-related nonsexual outcomes than there would be for risk-related sexual outcomes; (c) there would be a stronger relationship between risk taking for erotica risk-related sexual constructs than there would be for risk-related nonsexual constructs.
All adjudicated juvenile sex offenders are engaged in specialized groups that target knowledge and skills believed to be critical to appropriate sexual and nonsexual functioning.
Haltzman dissects the types of nonsexual gestures and behaviors that can be a "slippery slope," as they increase intimacy between nonspouses and can evolve into a sexual affair.
Instead, Ward explains, it's something we must foster in nonsexual areas of our life first.
2) The second is the fact that the Settlement Agreement terms allow survivors to seek compensation for sexual and nonsexual abuse even though the limitation period for the nonsexual abuse claim has expired for many, if not most, of the claimants.
As a result, California began warehousing low-level offenders--including shoplifters, drug offenders, and others who have committed nonviolent, nonsexual crimes--in county jails or even under house arrest.
Counties, the thinking goes, will do a better job than the state of preparing nonviolent, non-serious and nonsexual offenders for responsible and productive lives in society.
Also, between FY 2005 and FY 2009, the top three issues in complaint allegations filed remain nonsexual harassment; terms/conditions; and promotion/nonselection.
In 2008, about 414,000 Americans were serving time for nonviolent, nonsexual crimes that do not involve significant property loss.