Body image satisfaction in heterosexual, gay, and lesbian adults.

  title={Body image satisfaction in heterosexual, gay, and lesbian adults.},
  author={Letitia Anne Peplau and David A. Frederick and Curtis K Yee and Natalya C. Maisel and Janet Lever and Negin Ghavami},
  journal={Archives of sexual behavior},
  volume={38 5},
Does the prevalence and degree of body dissatisfaction differ among heterosexual and homosexual men and women? Some theorists have suggested that, compared to their heterosexual peers, gay men are at greater risk for body dissatisfaction and lesbians at lower risk. Past studies examining this issue have generally relied on small samples recruited from gay or lesbian groups. Further, these studies have sometimes produced conflicting results, particularly for comparisons of lesbian and… CONTINUE READING
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