Anthony F. Bogaert, PhD

Professor, Health Sciences

Anthony F. Bogaert, PhD

Office: STH 321
905 688 5550 x4085

I received my PhD in Psychology from the Western University in 1993. I then received a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, which I undertook at the University of Toronto (Dept. of Psychiatry). In 1995, I became a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University. In 1996, I became a faculty member at Brock university, where I teach and conduct research primarily focused on human sexuality.

  • Sexual orientation
  • Asexuality
  • Gender differences in desire
  • Canadian Sex Research Forum
  • International Academy of Sex Research
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sex Research

Bogaert, A.F., & Skorska, M.N. (in press).  A short review of research on the biological basis of sexual orientation.  Hormones and Behavior.

Skorska, N.M., & Bogaert, A. F. (in press). Fraternal birth order, only-child status, and sibling sex ratio related to sexual orientation in the Add Health Data: A re-analysis and extended findings.  Archives of Sexual Behavior. 

Bogaert, A.F., Skorska, M.N., Wang, C., MacNeil, A. J., Hoffarth, M. R., VanderLaan, D. P., Zucker, K. J., & Blanchard, R. (2019). Older brothers, sexual orientation, and a maternal immune reaction to NLGN4Y: Our response to Rao and Andrade (2019).  Journal of Psychosexual Health, 1, 288.

Bogaert, A.F., Skorska, M.A., & Modica, E. (2019).  Attachment, sexual desire, and object of desire self-consciousness (ODSC) trade-up effects. Archives of Sexual Behavior48, 1689-1692.

Bogaert, A.F., Skorska, M.N., Wang, C., Gabrie, J., MacNeil, A, J., Hoffarth, M. R., VanderLaan, D. P., Zucker, K. J., & Blanchard, R. (2018). Male homosexuality and maternal immune responsivity to the Y-linked protein NLGN4Y.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 115, 302-306.

Skorska, M. N., & Bogaert, A. F. (2017). Prenatal androgens in men’s sexual orientation: Evidence for a more nuanced role.  Commentary on Breedlove (2017).  Archives of Sexual Behavior46, 1621–1624.

Bogaert, A.F., Ashton, M.C., & Lee, K. (2018). Sexual orientation and personality:  Extension to asexuality and the HEXACO model. Journal of Sex Research, 55, 951-961.

Ellis, L., Skorska, M. N., & Bogaert, A.F. (2017).  Handedness, sexual orientation, and biomarkers for prenatal androgens: Are southpaws really that gay? Laterality, 22, 157–180.

Hafer, C. L., Mantonakis, A., Fitzgerald, A., & Bogaert, A. F. (2018). The effectiveness of deservingness-based advertising messages: The role of product knowledge and belief in a just world.  Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 353446.

Hoffarth, M.R., & Bogaert, A. F. (2017). Opening the closet door: Openness to experience, masculinity, religiosity, and coming out among same-sex attracted men.  Personality and Individual Differences109, 215-219.

Bogaert, A. F. (2017). What asexuality tells us about sexuality: Commentary on Brotto and Yule (2016). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 629.

Skorska, M. N., & Bogaert, A. F. (2017). Pubertal Stress and nutrition, and the association of sexual orientation and height in the Add Health data. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 217-236.

Skorska, M., Blanchard, R., Zucker, K., VanderLaan, D. & Bogaert, A. F. (2017). Gay Male Only-Children: Evidence for Low Birth Weight and High Maternal Miscarriages. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 205-215.

Skorska, M. N., & Bogaert, A. F. (2017). Sexual orientation, objective height, and self-reported height. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 19-32.

Bogaert, A. F. (2016). Asexuality as an orientation. In S. B. Levine (Ed.) Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals, 3rd Ed. (pp. 385-388).New York: Routledge.

Bogaert, A. F., Visser, B. A., & Pozzebon, J. A. (2015). Gender differences in object of desire self-consciousness sexual fantasies. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 2299-2310.

Skorska, M. N., Geniole, S. N., Vrysen, T., McCormick, C.M., & Bogaert, A. F. (2015). Face structure predicts sexual orientation in men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1377-1394.

Bogaert, A. F. (2015). Asexuality: What is it, and why it matters. Annual Review of Sex Research, 52, 362-379.

Pozzebon, J.A., Visser, B. A., & Bogaert, A. F. (2015). Vocational interests, personality, and sexual fantasies as indicators of a general masculinity/femininity factor. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 291–296.

Visser, B. A., DeBow, V., Pozzebon, J. A., Bogaert, A. F., & Book, A. (2015). Psychopathic sexuality: The thin line between fantasy and reality. Journal of Personality, 83, 376–388.

*Bogaert, A. F., & Brotto, L. (2014). Object of desire self-consciousness theory. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 40, 323-338.
*Awarded the best theory paper for 2014, Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award, by the Society for Scientific Study of Sex (SSSS) and the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sex (FSSS) in September, 2015.

Rubel, A.N., & Bogaert, A.F. (2014). Consensual non-monogamy: Psychological well-being and relationship quality correlates. Journal of Sex Research, 4, 1-22.

Bogaert, A. F. (2013). The demography of asexuality. In A. Baumle (Ed.), International handbook on the demography of sexuality. (pp. 275-288). New York: Springer Press.

Bogaert, A. F., & Liu, J. (2013). Physical size and sexual orientation: Analysis of the Chinese Health and Family Life Survey. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 1555–1559

Bogaert, A. F. (2012). Understanding Asexuality. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Inc.

Bogaert, A.F. (2012). Asexuality and autochorissexualism (identity-less sexuality). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 1513-1514.

Pozzebon, J. A., Visser, B. A., & Bogaert, A. F. (2012). What makes you think you’re so sexy, tall, and thin? The prediction of self-rated attractiveness, height, and weight. Journal of Applied Social Psychology,42, 2671–2700.

  • Health and Behaviour
  • Introduction to Human Sexuality
  • Advanced Human Sexuality
  • Research Excellence Award of the Faculty of Applied Health Science;
  • The Ira and Harriet Reiss Theory Award;
  • Brock University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity;
  • Brock University Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence
  • World’s Most Impactful Researchers List (Via Citations)