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Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Sexualities: Appearance and Body Image

Caroline Huxley and Nikki Hayfield

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199580521
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199580521.013.0017
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Sexualities: Appearance and Body Image

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This article discusses lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people's appearance and body image. First, it describes LGB appearance norms and their functions. Second, it discusses research comparing the body satisfaction of different groups, and possible protective or harmful influences.

Keywords: lesbians; gays; bisexuals; body image; appearance psychology; body satisfaction

Article.  5500 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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