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Sexual fluidity : understanding women's love and desire

Author: Lisa M Diamond
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2009. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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This book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. The author 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 different love relationships.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa M Diamond
ISBN: 9780674032262 0674032268
OCLC Number: 261174536
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2008.
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards: Gay/Lesbian Category Silver Award 2008.
Description: 333 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Will the real lesbians please stand up? --
Gender differences in same-sex sexuality --
Sexual fluidity in action --
Nonexclusive attractions and behaviors --
Change in sexual attractions --
Attractions to "the person, not the gender" --
How does fluidity work? --
Implications of female sexual fluidity.
Other Titles: Understanding women's love and desire
Responsibility: Lisa M. Diamond.

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"[Diamond] delves into the brain science behind lust, love and infatuation, revealing that what draws women toward a particular partner is as much a function of biology as it is anything else... With Read more...

 
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