Issues in Bisexual men's lives: Identity, health and relationships

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Abstract

This article provides a critical review of recent research about bisexual men. It foregrounds research dedicated to this group, rather than when bisexual men are included in a broader study, providing a rationale for the importance of doing this. The review finds that there is still a preponderance of research on bisexual men focused on experiences of stigma and discrimination, often from a public health perspective or with a focus on negative health outcomes. Social science research explores disclosure of bisexual identity, with evidence of widespread stigma but also positive experiences of disclosure. Bisexual men have diverse experiences of romantic relationship, with the gender and sexuality of the partner influencing relationship dynamics. Research also highlights sexual health issues, including difficulties in accessing healthcare. The review shows that further research is needed into this understudied population.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Early online date28 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • bisexuality
  • disclosure
  • health
  • identity
  • masculinity
  • men
  • relationships

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