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People searching for Asexual disorder in the DSM will be disappointed, as Asexuality is not listed as a condition in the book. People thinking that this means Asexuality is not listed under another name are incorrect. Asexuals can be and are diagnosed with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. If a person wants to understand the issues surrounding the pathologization of Asexuality, he can find information on Asexual Explorations. The Asexual Explorations site's blog discusses the history of HSDD and several attempts to remove HSDD from the DSM.
One person on a controversial blog, addresses the issue here, some people have come to this site looking for an answer.. The conflict between Asexuals and the psychiatric exists because of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. Although the current definition says that it is only a disorder if the person is distressed by the condition. Therapists, like many other people, operate on the basic assumption that adult men and women need a certain amount of sex in their lives to be happy.
Psychiatrists, who may have the best of intentions, can still place it on men when the DSM-5 comes out. Women get new label. Many Asexuals meet the diagnostic criterion for the disorder, but as with homosexuality, the disorder is simply defining a natural variant of the human condition.