Bisexual Women's Experiences of Stigma, Sexual Health, and Satisfaction

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Stigma, Identity, and Intersectionality

Stigma, Identity, and Intersectionality

Bisexual Women's Experiences of Stigma, Sexual Health, & Satisfaction


Examining the Relations of Anti-bisexual Discrimination, Sexual Objectification, and Childhood Sexual Abuse on Bisexual Women’s Risky Sexual Behavior

 Charles Joseph (CJ) Polihronakis, Ed.M. and Brandon L. Velez, Ph.D.

The present study builds upon bisexuality and sexual objectification research by examining how experiences of anti-bisexual discrimination, sexual objectification, and childhood sexual abuse are associated with bisexual women’s risky sexual behaviors. Specifically, this study was designed to answer the following two research questions: 1) What are the associations of different forms of marginalization (i.e., sexual objectification, anti-bisexual discrimination) and experiences of childhood sexual abuse with sexual risk behaviors among bisexual women? and 2) Do body image variables drawn from objectification theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997), such as SSA, body surveillance, body shame, and appearance anxiety, mediate the relations of marginalization and childhood sexual abuse with sexual risk behaviors? 


Flyer for bisexuality research study.