This unsettling and original book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. Lisa 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.
Lisa M. Diamond is Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Utah.
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