Shady Characters, Untrustworthy Partners, and Promiscuous Sluts: Creating Bisexual Intimacies in the Face of Heteronormativity and Biphobia

  title={Shady Characters, Untrustworthy Partners, and Promiscuous Sluts: Creating Bisexual Intimacies in the Face of Heteronormativity and Biphobia},
  author={C. Klesse},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  pages={227 - 244}
  • C. Klesse
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Bisexuality
This article explores the question: what kind of relationship problems do bisexual people experience as a result bi-negative attitudes? It explores stereotypical representations of bisexuality focusing on bisexual identity, intimacy, and sexuality. Bisexuals are often cast as highly problematic or risky lovers or partners. Bisexual intimacies face erasure through invisibility, misrecognition through distortion, or condemnation through moral devaluation. The article locates the origin of common… Expand
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