Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Carr, M. L. and Golblum, P. B. 2010. Lesbianism. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Lesbianism denotes a woman's same-sex attraction, behavior, and/or identification. Lesbian is the preferred term for women who self-identify as having same-sex preference. Most recently, the term lesbianism has also given way to the use of “lesbian” as an adjective; thus we speak of “lesbian behavior,” “lesbian relationships,” and “lesbian community.”