A lesbian is a homosexual woman. The concept of "lesbian" to differentiate women with a shared sexual orientation evolved in the 20th century. Throughout history, women have not had the same freedom or independence as men to pursue homosexual relationships, but neither have they met the same harsh punishment as homosexual men in some societies. Instead, lesbian relationships have often been regarded as harmless, unless a participant attempts to assert privileges traditionally enjoyed by men.
Neural Correlates of Sexual Orientation in Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual Women
Women among men: Females in the male homosexual community | SpringerLink
WE WERE interested in the study of homosexuality in order to describe systematically its developmental and behavioral aspects. In this particular paper, the first of a series, we will describe and discuss the sexual behavior of the female homosexual. For any individual subject, her behavior was studied systematically from childhood to her present age with careful attention to the chronological development of the behavior during her earlier years and the changes in time during the adult years. The majority of the studies on homosexuality have been on male homosexuals.
Women among men: Females in the male homosexual community
Studies of any design and subject area that had at least two WSW participants were included. Of identified studies, 56 studies from 22 countries met inclusion criteria. Overall, many WSW reported risky sexual behaviors, including sex with men, men who have sex with men MSM , and HIV-infected partners; transactional sex; and substance abuse.
This study uses empirical data to generate a preliminary theoretical analysis of the types of interaction and relationships that exist between male homosexuals on the one hand and lesbians and female heterosexuals on the other. Both males' and females' accounts of why they associate with one another in the male gay community are also examined. Methods appropriate to the description of interaction and the collection of accounts of behavior were used: participant observation and interviewing. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.