Identities and Identifications: Changes in Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Attitudes and Experiences

Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack, Liam Wignall

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Abstract

Drawing on 90 interviews with men who identify as bisexual from London, Los Angeles and New York, this article examines how bisexual men from three different age cohorts remember first experiencing bisexuality, how they sexually identify today, and how this is changing with younger groups of men. By using an innovative recruitment strategy, the majority of participants are not affiliated with bisexual community groups or counseling services. Thus, it provides insight into how bisexuals outside of these specific institutional settings feel about their sexual identities. Findings support Savin-Williams’s (2005) contention that sexual identities are becoming less central to the lives of younger generations, who use them in more pragmatic and strategic ways.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-20
JournalJournal of Bisexuality
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • Bisexuality
  • Generation
  • Identity
  • Identifications
  • Youth

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Anderson, Eric ; McCormack, Mark ; Wignall , Liam. / Identities and Identifications: Changes in Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Attitudes and Experiences. In: Journal of Bisexuality. 2015 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 3-20.
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Identities and Identifications: Changes in Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Attitudes and Experiences. / Anderson, Eric; McCormack, Mark; Wignall , Liam.

In: Journal of Bisexuality, Vol. 15, No. 2, 10.02.2015, p. 3-20.

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