4 Plurisexual Identity Labels and the Marking of Bisexual Desire

  title={4 Plurisexual Identity Labels and the Marking of Bisexual Desire},
  author={M. Paz Galupo},
The present chapter considers the research literature that frames our understanding of bisexuality. By reviewing current models for conceptualizing sexuality we gain a better understanding of the framework from which individuals identify with bisexual and other plurisexual labels. Bisexuality is often rendered invisible as it is simultaneously defined against heterosexual, monosexual, and cisgender norms. Self-identification, then, can be seen as a way of socially marking and making bisexuality… Expand
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