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A New Study Explains Why Many Lesbians Are Biased Against Bisexual Women

Bisexual folks commonly fall victim to the “double stigma” surrounding their sexual orientation. Compared to heterosexuals, lesbian and gay folks still have more positive attitudes towards bisexual people, but compared to other gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, asexual and pansexual people, lesbians and gay men harbor the most bi-negativity.

“So, why are many lesbians so anti-bi? A new study recently published in the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity suggests that this might be due to what the researchers call the androcentric desire hypothesis: The fact that people (gay men and lesbians alike) perceive bisexuals as being more sexually attracted to men than they are to women.”

This hypothesis can be viewed as a product of how patriarchal many Western societies are, but regardless it takes a significant toll – especially on bisexual women.

“…bisexual women in particular report more mood and anxiety disorderssubstance use, and other mental and physical health issues compared to gay and lesbian folks.”

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