The term reproduction encompasses the entire variety of means by which plants and animals produce offspring. Reproductive processes fall into two broad groupings: sexual and asexual, the latter being the means by which bacteria and algae reproduce. Many plants reproduce sexually by means of pollination, and some plants alternate between sexual and asexual forms of reproduction. Other creatures, such as bees and ants, reproduce through a form of reproduction called parthenogenesis, which is neither fully sexual nor asexual.

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Nov 28, 2012 @ 11:11 am
There seems to be some connection beweten Asperger's syndrome and asexuality. Asexuality seems to be more common among people with Asperger's syndrome than among neurotypicals. Sensory issues that people with Asperger's syndrome often have with touch are likely to be a part of the explanation. A lot of people with Asperger's syndrome, especially females, dislike having sex due to sensory issues with touch. They may still be attracted to other people, but have no desire to have sex with them.

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