Dual Attraction: Understanding Bisexuality

  title={Dual Attraction: Understanding Bisexuality},
  author={Martin S. Weinberg and Colin J. Williams and Douglas W. Pryor},
For the past two generations, extensive research has been conducted on the determinants of homosexuality. But, until now, scant attention has been paid to what is perhaps the most mysterious-and potentially illuminating-variation of human sexual expression, bisexuality. Today, as ignorance and fear of AIDS makes greater awareness of all forms of sexual behavior an urgent matter of private and public consequence, leading sex researchers Martin Weinberg, Colin Williams, and Douglas Pryor provide… 

5 Bisexuality in Society

Despite increased awareness and acceptance of LGBTIQ sexualities in many Western countries, and considerable theory and research on bisexuality, it is still an invisible sexual identity in many

Bisexuality: The State of the Union

  • P. Rust
  • Psychology, Sociology
    Annual review of sex research
  • 2002
This article reviews the historical and cultural processes that produced the paradoxical conceivability of bisexuality, and discusses the cultural attitudes toward bisexuality that result from this paradox and shows how scientific research on bisexuality has been guided by popular conceptions of, and attitudes toward, bisexuality.

Bisexuality. Identities, Politics, and Theories

Bisexuality has been largely erased from studies of sexuality and gender, and people who desire others of more than one gender often remain invisible. This book sets a new agenda for considering

7 Female Bisexuality: Identity, Fluidity, and Cultural Expectations

This chapter closely examines female bisexuality by looking at the differences between how it has worked as a self-identity (i.e., women saying or deciding that they are bisexual) compared to the

An Exploratory Investigation of Bisexual Men in Monogamous, Heterosexual Marriages

Abstract The phenomenon of bisexual men in monogamous, heterosexual marriages was investigated. The study set out to identify the preponderant factors in the sexuality of such men, to determine if

The positive aspects of a bisexual self-identification

Bisexual clients (Page, 2007) and lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB)-affirmative therapists (Godfrey, Haddock, Fisher, & Lund, 2006) agree that facilitating a positive identity is one of the most

The development of sexual orientation in women.

The thesis of this review is that the cumulative body of empirical research on women's sexual orientation refutes each of the main inversion assumptions.

Born This Way: Sexual Orientation Beliefs and Their Correlates in Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Similar patterns of direct effects were observed in lesbian and bisexual women, and naturalness beliefs were associated with lower internalized-stigma, whereas discreteness beliefs wereassociated with greater internalized stigma.

Homosexuality : the disclosure process during adolescence

During no other time in history have sexual minority individuals been the recipients of so much attention, scrutiny and unprecedented acceptance and inclusion into mainstream culture. However,

Psychosocial Influences on Bisexual Women’s Body Image

Research on body image has focused almost exclusively on heterosexual women and lesbians, leaving bisexual women’s experiences largely ignored. The present study sought to gain an understanding of