The Changing Dynamics of Bisexual Men's Lives

Social Research Perspectives

  • Eric Anderson
  • Mark McCormack

Part of the Focus on Sexuality Research book series (FOSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 1-13
  3. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 15-29
  4. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 31-47
  5. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 49-67
  6. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 69-88
  7. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 89-100
  8. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 101-111
  9. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 113-128
  10. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 129-140
  11. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 141-149
  12. Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack
    Pages 151-166
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 167-193

About this book


This important book provides unique new knowledge on the lived experience of openly bisexual men without medicalizing or pathologizing them. Presenting research from sexology, sociology, and psychology, it features extensive findings on the sexual, social, romantic, and emotional behaviors of the 90 men interviewed in the U.S. and U.K. Issues and challenges are examined in such areas as identity and self-concept, along with the burden of social erasure and the paradox of stigma from both the gay and straight communities. However, the research reveals evidence of a recent cultural transition toward acceptance of bisexual identity and behavior, with younger bisexual men experiencing better social lives and increased recognition of the legitimacy of bisexuality. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • Examining the components of sexuality.
  • Measuring and surveying bisexuality.
  • Bisexual burden
  • Demonstrating a generational cohort effect
  • Expansion of gendered boundaries.
  • Erosion of the one-time rule of homosexuality.
  • Coming out in the 21st century.
  • Bringing clarity and focus beyond the gender binary—and compelling insights into why society and science have trouble shedding that paradigm—The Changing Dynamics of Bisexual Men’s Lives will interest sexuality scholars, sexologists, and social scientists studying the social aspects of sexuality.


    bisexuality biphobia bisexual burden LGBT bisexual male identity sexual stigma bisexual pride cultural homophobia social reports of sexuality sociology of sexualities openly bisexual men homohysteria gender identity monogamy masculinities

    Authors and affiliations

    • Eric Anderson
      • 1
    • Mark McCormack
      • 2
    1. 1.Department of Sports StudiesUniversity of WinchesterWinchesterUnited Kingdom
    2. 2.School of Applied Social SciencesDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom

    Bibliographic information

    • DOI
    • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
    • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
    • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
    • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29411-7
    • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29412-4
    • Series Print ISSN 2195-2264
    • Series Online ISSN 2195-2272
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