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ISBN-13: 9780585260792

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For a long time the time period "Boston marriage" used to be used to explain unmarried girls who lived jointly and shared their lives. The presumption then was once that those partnerships have been nonsexual. lately, in spite of the fact that, the other assumption has prevailed, inflicting a few girls enthusiastic about such relationships to conceal the asexual nature in their attachments within the lesbian community.

Convinced that Boston marriages are either valid and significant, Esther D. Rothblum and Kathleen A. Brehony argue that during a society that defines intimacy by way of the incidence of sexual intercourse, we haven't any observe for--and therefore no knowing of--the intensely romantic yet asexual relationships that a few lesbians shape. by means of bringing those relationships "out of the closet" and discussing them overtly, the editors and different members to this quantity problem our perspectives approximately lesbianism and handle better questions about the building of sexuality and sexual id. How, for instance, will we outline a lesbian dating? What constitutes a romantic involvement? If a pair doesn't interact in intercourse, are they nonetheless thought of lovers?

This publication contains ten own money owed via ladies eager about Boston marriages in addition to theoretical essays through Lillian Faderman, Marnie corridor, JoAnn Loulan, Suzanna Rose, Debra Zand, Marie Cini, and Laura Brown.

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Others are women referred to us by friends of friends during conversations. None is from our own communities. The respondents vary widely in age, from their early twenties to their sixties. All are living in the United States, and only one is a woman of color. They live in the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, the North, and the West. Page 9 We interviewed women in person and over the telephone. The conversations were transcribed and sent back to the respondents for their comments and additions.

Lillian Faderman contrasts her research on 19th-century Boston marriages with lesbian relationships today. She describes the pressure for lesbians to be sexual today, and states: "Same-sex love that was purely platonic had become as unimaginable as intense platonic heterosexual love, a contradiction in terms" (p. 36). Marnie Hall discusses the enormous significance of orgasms as defining relationships. She argues that women's sexuality is multidimensional, and that language needs to reflect the multifaceted nature of lesbians' relationships.

My passion, besides sports, was dolls, and Piera was crazy about horses. She had a dozen plastic horses, which she dressed in dolls' clothes. We matched them up with my Barbie dolls, so that for a long time her favorite filly, Jet Star, was having an affair with Ken. We talked about sex, but didn't know what it meant. It was my first experience of spending the night at someone else's house, and we spent each weekend in her bed together, mostly playing with toys. But we also played a game in which we took off our pajamas and took turns running our fingers down each other's spines.

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