The Desire Disorder in Research on Sexual Orientation in Women: Contributions of Dynamical Systems Theory

  title={The Desire Disorder in Research on Sexual Orientation in Women: Contributions of Dynamical Systems Theory},
  author={Lisa M. Diamond},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • L. Diamond
  • Published 26 January 2012
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Over the past decade, numerous studies have documented fundamental differences between the phenomenology of male and female sexual orientation, largely centering on women’s capacity for fluidity in their sexual attractions. The past decade has also witnessed fundamental changes in clinical perspectives on “normal” versus “dysfunctional” patterns of female sexual desire, largely centering on women’s greater capacity for responsive and context-dependent sexual desires. In both cases, traditional… 

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