Lisa Diamond on Sexual Fluidity

I’ve intended to read Lisa Diamond’s Sexual Fluidity for a few years. I’ve finally got round to it and I’m kicking myself for not having read it earlier. I think I’ve been gradually losing interest in sexuality studies over the last year or two and this book has near instantly reawakened my enthusiasm for it. There needs to be a proper longitudinal study into asexuality and I’d rather like to be the person who did it. I’m writing a section of a chapter on ‘a-fluidity’ at the moment and it’s proving really thought provoking.

8 thoughts on “Lisa Diamond on Sexual Fluidity

  1. That sounds great! I’m writing a chapter on asexuality and psychology while reading the Lisa Diamond book – I’m struck by how many interesting ethical, methodological and empirical issues can only be resolved by longitudinal research. It gives a completely new perspective on essentialism vs contructivism (etc).

  2. I’m not sure I could face another longitudinal project after my PhD though. It’s SO much work :-/

  3. Reblogged this on Tracey Yeadon-Lee and commented:
    A longitudinal study on asexuality would be a great idea. I’ve been thinking of doing something similar in the area of non-binary identities. We also need to know about how asexuality and non-binary identities are experienced across different generations.

  4. No not that I’m aware of. I know what you mean about the benefits of longitudinal research but I must admit to feeling some dread at the inevitable difficulties of keeping track of participants! Still, I think it would be worthwhile 🙂

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