“Better Lovers and Fathers”: Study Looks At Women In Relationships With Bi Men

51zdM+w6rKLAn academic at an Australian university recently spoke to 78 women of varying sexual orientations about their relationships with bisexual men. Some of the research has been used in Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli‘s new book, Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men: Bi Men By Women.

“These mixed-orientation relationships or what I call MOREs, sit outside the boundaries of what many may consider a ‘normal’ relationship, whether it’s straight or gay,” says Pallotta-Chiarolli. “What the research has shown is that they are very real and valid and deserve our attention, support and understanding. It’s just that they’re something ‘more’ than most people expect or accept.”

Pallotta-Chiarolli hopes that the book will dispel negative stereotypes about bisexual men: “That all bisexual men are untrustworthy and have secret affairs; that all bisexual men transmit HIV and STIs to women; that all bisexual men are abusive to their women partners.”

“While we found these issues are certainly out there and we don’t shy away from discussing them,” she continues, “we need to lift the stigma for the women who choose to be in relationships with bisexual men and indeed say that bisexual men make better lovers and fathers.”

Hm, definitely one for the reading list…

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Charlotte Dingle

Charlotte 'Lottie' Dingle is Biscuit's founding editor. When she's not running freelancing for a diverse bunch of clients ranging from Cosmo to Occupy, she enjoys teaching life drawing, discussing life/the universe/everything with her beloved (but smelly) 22-year-old cat, writing flash fiction for her MA course, getting pretentious tattoos, listening to folk music, creating surrealist art, trying to change the world and drinking red wine. Oh, and My Little Pony. Don't forget My Little Pony. Her favourite biscuits are cream crackers (do they count as biscuits?).

2 Responses to “Better Lovers and Fathers”: Study Looks At Women In Relationships With Bi Men

  • Amy says:

    £80 on Kindle – what??

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      Libby Baxter-Williams says:

      It’s a huge amount, isn’t it. That always happens with academic books though, they cost a fortune when they’re first released, but if enough academics and libraries buy it, sometimes the publishers can be convinced to release a version for us mere mortals. Here’s hoping!

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