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Sexual Self-Labels and Personality Differences Among Chinese Lesbians (Report)

Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal 2011, August, 39, 7

Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

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Among gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men (MSM), distinctions are commonly made regarding preferences for insertive or receptive intercourse (Sanderson, 1994; Wegesin & Meyer-Bahlburg, 2000). Three major self-labels are typically specified: top meaning one who prefers the insertive role, bottom meaning one who prefers the receptive role (Sanderson, 1994), and versatile meaning one without a strong preference for either sexual role (Hart et al., 2003; Moskowitz, Rieger, & Roloff, 2008). However, a few researchers have focused on sexual behaviors among lesbians and bisexual women. Oral sex, digital vaginal penetration, and mutual masturbation were the most commonly reported sexual practices among lesbians (Bailey, Farquhar, Owen, & Whittaker, 2003). Although lesbians use the same sexual self-labels as gay men, their reference to top and bottom indicates one's likelihood of taking the initiative sexually and one's tendency to either give or receive sexual pleasure, instead of a preference for a sexual role (Bailey, Kim, Hills, & Linsenmeier, 1997). Sexual self-labels are common among Chinese lesbians (Zeng, Zhang, Liu, Guo, & Ren, 2009; Zheng & Zheng, 2009): those who prefer the active role during a sexual act label themselves "T", those who prefer the receptive role label themselves "P", and those who enjoy both roles equally label themselves "H" (Zeng et al., 2009; Zheng & Zheng, 2009). Zeng et al. reported that 43% of Chinese lesbians engaged only in an active role, while 27% engaged only in a receptive role, and 25% engaged in both active and receptive roles during sexual acts.

Sexual Self-Labels and Personality Differences Among Chinese Lesbians (Report)
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  • Category: Psychology
  • Published: 01 August 2011
  • Publisher: Scientific Journal Publishers, Ltd.
  • Print Length: 10 Pages
  • Language: English
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