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The Bisexual Option (Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies)

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Soon to be translated into Japanese! The Bisexual Option explores bisexuality, explains the bisexual, and explodes myths surrounding this large “unseen” segment of the population. Now in its second edition, this intriguing book gives an overview of bisexuality. As there is still no book that covers the subject like this one, it is must reading for establishing a ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published October 7th 1993 by Haworth Press (first published March 1978)
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Maria
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: gender-sexuality
Dr. Klein's book was a landmark study in 1979 on bisexuality in America. While his view was progressive in 1979, academic and cultural understandings of sexuality, especially bisexuality, have skyrocketed. Klein often confuses gender and sex, perpetuates the gender binary of attraction for bisexuals ("attracted to both genders" rather than "all genders"), and confuses polyamory and bisexuality (the communities overlap but capacity for multiple loves is not the same as capacity for multiple ...more
Morgan
Jun 06, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people interested in a psychological approach to bisexuality
The biographies were interesting but, other than that, this book was quite boring. This book is Klein's position that bisexuality does in fact exist. Originally written in 1976, perhaps the ideas just seemed a bit out of date.
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Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A classic in the field of sexuality research, read this along with Kinsey to understand the shoulders we stand on as current sexuality researchers. Written with a easy to read case study tone, goes by quickly.
Christine
Sep 30, 2008 rated it liked it
Kind of dry but he was an important player in the SD GLBT world. And, I think he helped to blow up the idea of hetero vs. homosexuality (nothing in between), via a simple chart.
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Fred "Fritz" Klein (December 27, 1932 – May 24, 2006) was an American psychiatrist and sex researcher who studied bisexuals and their relationships. He helped begin a foundation that promoted bisexual culture. He was an author and editor, as well as the developer of the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid a scale that measures an individual's sexual orientation. Klein believed that sexual orientation ...more