A new documentary short aims to clear up longstanding confusion about what it means to identify as sexually fluid.
Directed by Alissa Torvinen, “Sexual Fluidity: Love Without Labels” profiles three women who have very different experiences with sex and relationships. (One of the women featured is actress Diora Baird, who has appeared in “Wedding Crashers” and “Shameless” and recently revealed that she was in a same-sex relationship.) Though each of the women has been involved with men and women, none feel that the term “bisexual” accurately expresses their sexual identity.
“I don’t necessarily identify as bisexual or straight,” one woman explains. “I definitely don’t feel straight, because I’m still very attracted to women.”
Released Oct. 11, the nine-minute film is based on the 2008 book, Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire. Author Lisa M. Diamond is a professor of developmental psychology and health psychology at the University of Utah, and a number of intriguing quotes from her book punctuate the film’s narrative. Sexual fluidity, she writes, describes a capacity for your erotic feelings to shift or change outside of your defined orientation based on your emotional attachment to another person. According to her research, current studies show that women tend to be more sexually fluid than men. Read more via HuffPost