However, perhaps the novel's queerest potential, I will argue, comes in the form of sexual activity that disregards object choice
As sexology gave way to psychiatry as the basis for understanding homosexuality, the social and clinical perception of the lesbian shifted from a matter of sexual inversion (the "inborn" manifestation of masculine gender traits) to one of object choice
As Ahmed demonstrates, deviation from this line of desire and reasoning not only threatens the presumed naturalness of orientation towards "oppositely sexed" object choice
but also threatens to destabilize the basis for familial reproduction.
Canaday traces the convergence of these ideas, as the state joins the policing of the gender invert with the regulation of sexual object choice
to form something akin to the contemporary dualism of "gay" and "straight.
constituting a narcissistic object choice
made according to the Freudian
She embodies what most both disturbs and fascinates Jason simultaneously regarding the object choice
of his libido--his mother.
However, a closer examination of the events leading up to this physical confrontation, as well as some background information about the players involved, reveals a whole complex of accusations and anxieties focused around the intersection of masculinity, sexual performance, and sexual object choice
You shifted from being a man who loved women to being a woman who loved women; your object choice
(woman) stayed the same, but because you changed genders, your social definition switched from heterosexual man to lesbian woman - all in/as the same body.
However, in Mexico--and many other countries--sexual identity has less to do with sexual object choice
than sexual aim or, to put it more bluntly, sexual position.
Throughout antiquity, Aphrodite was the primary cultural representative of sexual love, regardless of object choice
She finds th e eroticization of the mulatto body to be mediated by the iconography of gender inversion, while interracial heterosexual desire functions as both an analogy to homosexual object choice
and a screen through which it can be articulated.
The sexual object choice
was quite secondary and could include almost anyone who was available.