Lisa Diamond: Sexual Fluidity 

Thursday March 31 @ Sam Weller’s Bookstore

Statistics are elusive when it comes to sexual orientation—in part because of the social politics of the subject, and in part because so much of the landmark research was based on men. Lisa Diamond—University of Utah associate professor of psychology and gender studies—takes a look at how much more complex female sexuality may be than anyone previously suspected.

Sexual Fluidity challenges the notion of sexual orientation as a fixed point when it comes to women. That old cliché about the girl who “experiments” in college may simply be indicative of a radical new way of looking at female sexual desire: that it’s far less rigidly defined than it is for men, and much more dependent on the particular relationships a woman experiences at various times in her life. Following case studies of more than 100 women over more than 10 years, from adolescence through adulthood, Diamond offers real evidence for the idea that someone can fall in love with a person, not just a gender.

Lisa Diamond: Sexual Fluidity @ Sam Weller’s Bookstore, 254 S. Main, 801-328-2586, March 31, 6 p.m., free.

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