Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Relationships: Evidence of a Cohort Effect.

Eric Anderson, Ryan Scoats, Mark McCormack

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Abstract

Drawing on 90 interviews with openly bisexual men from three metropolitan cities this research explores experiences related to relationships. In using a comparative cohort research design, we demonstrate the presence of a generational effect, with members of the youngest cohort finding that their partners grant the greatest legitimacy to their bisexual identities. We also show that men of the older cohort maintained more heteronormative attitudes than men in the younger cohort, particularly concerning marriage and children. Finally, we find that while openly bisexual men located in three metropolitan cities were accepting of nonmonogamy for others, they were not largely practicing it themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-39
JournalJournal of Bisexuality
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • bisexuality
  • relationships
  • nonmonogamy
  • generations
  • cohort

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Anderson, Eric ; Scoats, Ryan ; McCormack, Mark. / Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Relationships: Evidence of a Cohort Effect. In: Journal of Bisexuality. 2015 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 21-39.
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Anderson, E, Scoats, R & McCormack, M 2015, 'Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Relationships: Evidence of a Cohort Effect.', Journal of Bisexuality, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 21-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2014.994055

Metropolitan Bisexual Men’s Relationships: Evidence of a Cohort Effect. / Anderson, Eric; Scoats, Ryan; McCormack, Mark.

In: Journal of Bisexuality, Vol. 15, No. 1, 11.02.2015, p. 21-39.

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