A New Paradigm for Understanding Women's Sexuality and Sexual Orientation

@article{Peplau2000ANP,
  title={A New Paradigm for Understanding Women's Sexuality and Sexual Orientation},
  author={L. A. Peplau and L. Garnets},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
  year={2000},
  volume={56},
  pages={330-350}
}
  • L. A. Peplau, L. Garnets
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social Issues
  • Major scientific findings about women’s sexuality and sexual orientation are reviewed. Sexual orientation is unrelated to mental health. There is no inherent association between gender conformity and women’s sexual orientation; masculinity and femininity are linked to sexual orientation in some social contexts but not in others. Research has so far failed to identify major biological or childhood antecedents of women’s sexual orientation. Women’s sexuality and sexual orientation are potentially… CONTINUE READING
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