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All of the in this category were included for each of the sources in our sample. However, advertisers who were seeking exclusively sexual partners were excluded, as were advertisers who identified as bisexual. What we found is that the vast majority of the lesbians who placed these —fully 75 percent—did not self-identify as either butch or femme.
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Perhaps most surprising was the very small of women who specified that they were Real butch lesbian looking for fun a butch lesbian as a partner. The explanation for this finding, somewhat paradoxically, may be related to the higher visibility of butches compared to femmes.
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If this is the case, butch women are not necessarily less desirable, but instead easier to find without a personal ad. These have two main implications.
First, they support research indicating that many lesbians desire feminine qualities in their partners. Second, they suggest that lesbians do not necessarily adhere to the stereotypical butch-femme pairing.
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This finding is consistent with earlier research indicating that the majority of lesbian relationships do not conform to the stereotype of the butch-femme couple.
Other factors can also help to explain our findings. For one thing, the lack of butch-femme descriptors in this study may reflect a class bias. Real butch lesbian looking for fun of the came from alternative papers in major cities. Readers sex bar ballerup pd to be relatively young, educated, and middle-class compared to the lesbian population as a.
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Thus if the butch-femme system has been associated primarily with working-class lesbians, our findings may underestimate the popularity of this type of pairing in the larger lesbian community. While our research does not support the notion that butch and femme roles are undergoing a major resurgence, it does indicate that butch and femme roles have not disappeared, Real butch lesbian looking for fun indeed that they remain salient for a substantial segment of American lesbians.
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Spinsters Ink, Christine A. Smith is assistant professor of psychology at Minnesota State University. Trained as a social psychologist, her current research interests are collective self-esteem and gender self-presentation. This piece was excerpted and adapted from an article that originally appeared in Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol.