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

Mark McCormack, Liam Wignall, Eric Anderson
2015 Journal of Bisexuality  
2015) 'Identities and identications : changes in metropolitan bisexual men's attitudes and experiences.', Journal of bisexuality., 15 (1). pp. 3-20. Further information on publisher's website: http://dx.The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-prot purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is
more » ... urce • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. 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.
doi:10.1080/15299716.2014.984372 fatcat:rwahwcc4wrcfxf5v2z2cw7gfiy