Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire

By | November 16, 2017
Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire Author Lisa M. Diamond
ISBN-10 0674032268
ISBN-13 9780674032262
Year 2009-04-15
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Is love blind when it comes to gender For women it just might be This unsettling and 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 This perspective clashes with traditional views of sexual orientation as a stable and fixed trait But that view is based on research conducted almost entirely on men Diamond is the first to study a large group of women over time She has tracked one hundred women for more than ten years as they have emerged from adolescence into adulthood She summarizes their experiences and reviews research ranging from the psychology of love to the biology of sex differences Sexual Fluidity offers moving first person accounts of women falling in and out of love with men or women at different times in their lives For some gender becomes irrelevant I fall in love with the person not the gender say some respondents Sexual Fluidity offers a new understanding of womens sexualityand of the central importance of love

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