The Sexual Orientation and Gender Presentation of Hijra, Kothi, and Panthi in Mumbai, India

  title={The Sexual Orientation and Gender Presentation of Hijra, Kothi, and Panthi in Mumbai, India},
  author={Matthew Stief},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Cultural categories related to sexuality and gender vary considerably cross-culturally. While Western cultures categorize people primarily in terms of sexual attractions (i.e., gay, straight, bisexual), many cultures distinguish between groups based on additional issues such as gender role presentation and position preference in anal sex (i.e., insertive/receptive). The current study gathered data on three categories of natal males in Mumbai, India—hijra, kothi, and panthi (N = 93). Hijra are… 

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