Deakin University research has given a voice to the mostly unspoken experiences of Australian women who are in relationships with bisexual men.
‘While we found these issues are certainly out there and we don’t shy away from discussing them 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.
We hope this research broadens interrogates and adds to the ongoing debates and activism regarding sexual diversity – relationship diversity and family diversity in Australia’.
The research involved semi-structured interviews with 78 culturally sexually and geographically diverse Australian women – aged 19—65 years.
The women were or had been in monogamous – open and polyamorous marital and de-facto relationships with bisexual men.
Some of the women were mothers and grandmothers – some identified as bisexual and lesbian – some heterosexual – while others didn’t categorise their own sexualities.