By Merl Storr
Bisexuality: A severe Reader offers the basic fundamental texts on bisexuality from the final a hundred years in an easy-to-read layout. Exploring this usually arguable idea from various views, this booklet locations bisexuality in its historic and cultural context and explores its many meanings and makes use of. Merl Storr's introductions provide a simple evaluation of the texts integrated and units them essentially within the context of debates on bisexuality.
This assortment contains items by:
* Henry Havelock Ellis
* Sigmund Freud
* Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy and Clyde E. Martin
* and Hélèn Cixous.
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The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning human sexual behavior the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex. While emphasizing the continuity of the gradations between exclusively heterosexual and exclusively homosexual histories, it has seemed desirable to develop some sort of classification which could be based on the relative amounts of heterosexual and of homosexual experience or response in each history.
He also sublimates a portion of his homosexual cravings in friendship, nationalism, social endeavors, gatherings, etc. If this sublimation fails him he becomes neurotic. Since no person overcomes completely his homosexual tendencies, every one carries within himself the predisposition to neurosis. The stronger the repression, the stronger is also the neurotic reaction which may be powerful enough in its extreme form to lead to paranoia (Freud’s theory of paranoia). If the heterosexuality is repressed, homosexuality comes to the forefront.
Blüher who is unwilling to recognise a pathogenesis of homosexuality for the ‘male hero’ type, contends that one could claim with equal relevance that there is a pathogenesis of heterosexuality. That is a fact. Every monosexuality is other than normal or natural. Nature has created us bisexual beings and requires us to act as bisexual beings. The purely heterosexual is always a neurotic in a certain sense, that is, the repression of the homosexual components already creates a predisposition to neurosis, or is in itself a neurotic trait shared by every normal person.