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les·bi·an·ism

(lez'bē-ăn-izm),
Homosexuality in women.
Synonym(s): sapphism
[G. lesbios, relating to the island of Lesbos]
Sexual preference by women for other women
Medical issues Lesbianism is far less studied medically than male homosexuality. Early studies indicate that lesbians are more often obese, exercise less, smoke more, eat fewer fruits and vegetables, suffer more from anxiety and depression, and are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. The trilogy of alcohol abuse, obesity and poor nutrition increases lesbians’ risk of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers. Sexually-transmitted infections seen in lesbians include bacterial vaginosis, HPV, trichomonas, and herpes. Syphilis, gonorrhoea, and HIV are relatively uncommon in lesbians

sapphism

Female homosexuality. See Lesbianism.

les·bi·an·ism

(lez'bē-ăn-izm)
Homosexuality involving women.
Synonym(s): sapphism.
[G. lesbios, relating to the island of Lesbos]
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Susan Lanser's "Bluestocking Sapphism and the Economies of Desire" devotes considerable attention to desire.
LESS bodice ripper, more the artistic expression of sapphism, it is extraordinary, since this is subtitled The Love Life of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks, that their story doesn't start until page 153 - of 253 pages.
Yet I hope and believe that this very readable book will stimulate further explorations of Swinburne's response to Sappho, his place in the tradition of literature about Sappho and Sapphism, and the influence of his Sapphic poems on Field, H.