"The Mental Health of Bisexual Men"
Ritch Savin-Williams, PhD
Within the basic rubric of bisexuality, it is dangerous to lump all nonexclusive men into a single category we call bisexual as if there were only one way not to be straight or gay. This implies at the most basic level a new vision of bisexuality is essential if we are to capture the diversity within the population of those who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both sexes. In particular, we will examine several subgroups that likely differ in their gender expression, personality characteristics, sexual/romantic profiles, and life trajectories that influence their susceptibility to stress and perturbations in their mental health.
Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, has written Bisexual Young Men [draft], Mostly Straight: Sexual Fluidity among Men (2017), Becoming Who I Am: Young Men on Being Gay (2016), and The New Gay Teenager (2005). He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has served as an expert witness on same-sex marriage, gay adoption, and Boy Scout court cases. Dr. Savin-Williams has consulted for media outlets such as MTV, 20/20, Oprah Winfrey, The Today Show, National Geographic, National Public Radio, Rolling Stone, Time, New York Times, and Washington Post. Dr. Savin-Williams blogs on Sex/Romance for Psychology Today:https://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/ritch-c-savin-williams-phd
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