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Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire
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. LisaExpand
Female bisexuality from adolescence to adulthood: results from a 10-year longitudinal study.
  • L. Diamond
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental psychology
  • 2008
TLDR
Findings demonstrate that the distinction between lesbianism and bisexuality is a matter of degree rather than kind. Expand
What does sexual orientation orient? A biobehavioral model distinguishing romantic love and sexual desire.
  • L. Diamond
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological review
  • 2003
TLDR
A biobehavioral model of love and desire is developed that specifies that the evolved processes underlying sexual desire and affectional bonding are functionally independent; the processes underlying affectionalonding are not intrinsically oriented toward other-gender or same-gender partners; and the biobeHavioral links betweenLove and desire are bidirectional, particularly among women. Expand
Sexual identity, attractions, and behavior among young sexual-minority women over a 2-year period.
  • L. Diamond
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • 1 March 2000
TLDR
There is more fluidity in women's sexual identities and behaviors than in their attractions, and this fluidity may stem from the prevalence of nonexclusive attractions among sexual-minority women. Expand
Sexual Orientation, Controversy, and Science
TLDR
Ongoing political controversies around the world exemplify a long-standing and widespread preoccupation with the acceptability of homosexuality, and the most contentious scientific issues have concerned the causes of sexual orientation. Expand
Sexual Identity Trajectories Among Sexual-Minority Youths: Gender Comparisons
TLDR
Results indicated the value of assessing gender differences in the context, timing, spacing, and sequencing of sexual identity milestones in sexual identity development among 164 sexual-minority young adults. Expand
Questioning Gender and Sexual Identity: Dynamic Links Over Time
Dichotomous models of gender have been criticized for failing to represent the experiences of individuals who claim neither an unambiguously female nor male identity. In this paper we argue that theExpand
‘I’m Straight, but I Kissed a Girl’: The Trouble with American Media Representations of Female-Female Sexuality
Nearly 20 years ago, Kitzinger (1987) argued that the shift in psychological research in the 1970s and 1980s toward a liberal-humanistic view of lesbians and gay men as ‘just like’ heterosexualsExpand
New Paradigms for Research on Heterosexual and Sexual-Minority Development
  • L. Diamond
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of clinical child and adolescent…
  • 1 November 2003
TLDR
4 weaknesses in contemporary research on sexual-minority youth that stem from-and perpetuate-its historical isolation from mainstream developmental research are outlined, which have important implications for future research on how same-sex and other-sex sexuality shape adolescent psychosocial development and clinical child and adolescent problems. Expand
A New View of Lesbian Subtypes: Stable Versus Fluid Identity Trajectories over an 8-Year Period
Research has increasingly documented that the distinction between lesbian and bisexual women is one of degree rather than kind, and some researchers have therefore argued for an end to sexualExpand
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