Martha Shelly, former president of the New York chapter of Daughters of Bilitis, an older conservative lesbian organization, found herself radicalized in the late 60s with the resurgence of feminism and the beginnings of gay liberation. To see Lesbianism in this context — as a mode of living neither better nor worse than others, as one which offers its own opportunities — one must abandon the notion that deviance from the norm arises from personal illnesses. For women, as for other groups, there are several American norms. All of them have their rewards, and their penalties.
I am a year-old woman who has never been on a date. Well, not a proper one, anyhow. The closest I came was in high school, when I asked a unibrowed record store employee out solely because he wore archaic clothes and, on the afternoon I entered his store, was listening to a. Cheap Suit Serenaders LP. Our "date" was little more than the public consumption of whiskey; it culminated in the two of us drunkenly falling asleep on his twin-sized mattress. My second closest brush with a date was with a man I had met earlier that evening.
O ver the years, Karen, 35, has established exactly what she likes when it comes to online porn. Three or four times a week, she goes in search of new videos in some of her favorite categories -- Big breast play. They were in bed, kissing and fondling each other. There is little good data on how many self-identified straight women regularly watch woman-on-woman porn, but what evidence is available suggests Karen is hardly alone.
This piece was originally published at TheLStop. Within every lesbian community there exists a tale as old as time, a proverb as common as it is contentious: Bi women cheat, betray, and ultimately leave — never for another woman, but for a man. Like those who flee the tumults of city life for quieter and less complicated pastures, bisexual women may seem destined, in the eyes of gay women, to trade the grit and hardships of queer life for the suburbs of heteroville.