Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire

Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire

by Lisa M. Diamond
     
 

Is love "blind" when it comes to gender? For women, it just might be. This original book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. Lisa M. Diamond argues that for some women, love and desire are not rigidly heterosexual or homosexual but fluid, changing as women move through the stages of life, various social groups, and,… See more details below

Overview

Is love "blind" when it comes to gender? For women, it just might be. This original book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. Lisa M. Diamond argues that for some women, love and desire are not rigidly heterosexual or homosexual but fluid, changing as women move through the stages of life, various social groups, and, most important, different love relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674032262
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
291,061
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Will the Real Lesbians Please Stand Up?
  • 2. Gender Differences in Same-Sex Sexuality
  • 3. Sexual Fluidity in Action
  • 4. Nonexclusive Attractions and Behaviors
  • 5. Change in Sexual Attractions
  • 6. Attractions to “the Person, Not the Gender”
  • 7. How Does Fluidity Work?
  • 8. Implications of Female Sexual Fluidity
  • References
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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