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The Multiple Facets Of Lesbianism: Dilemmas And Solutions Ruth Fischer

The Multiple Facets Of Lesbianism: Dilemmas And Solutions

Ruth Fischer

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ISBN : 9780765703040
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This book addresses lesbianism within the context of recent developments in comprehending female psychology. By revealing the different routes that lead to sexual object choice, the authors close gaps in understanding. They demonstrate the greaterMoreThis book addresses lesbianism within the context of recent developments in comprehending female psychology. By revealing the different routes that lead to sexual object choice, the authors close gaps in understanding. They demonstrate the greater fluidity in object choice for the woman than for the man, using clinical material to show the relative importance of intimacy and relatedness over genital sexuality and performance. Particular attention is paid to the mid-life shift in object choice, from the time of Sappho to the current day. Clarifying clinical vignettes show the multiple paths taken in the shifts between heterosexuality and homosexuality and the diversity in womens sexual life with object choice shown as the result of the unfolding and internalization of the complex interweaving of drive and object. By examining male-female differences and their impact on female sexuality, this book gives the lesbian position a clear and positive voice.