The development of sexual orientation in women.

@article{Peplau1999TheDO,
  title={The development of sexual orientation in women.},
  author={Letitia Anne Peplau and Laurie Spalding and Terri D. Conley and Rosemary C. Veniegas},
  journal={Annual review of sex research},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={
          70-99
        }
}
Throughout this century, most theorizing and empirical research about women's sexual orientation have been guided by a belief in the essential masculinity of lesbians and the femininity of heterosexual women. This view can be traced to the influential inversion theories of 19th-century sexologists such as Richard von Krafft-Ebing and Havelock Ellis. Viewing heterosexuality as the biological norm, these scholars believed that homosexuality results from a biological abnormality that leads to… CONTINUE READING

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