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tribadism

(trĭb′ăd-ĭzm) [Gr. tribein, to rub, + -ismos, condition]
A relationship in which women attempt to imitate heterosexual intercourse with each other.
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The tribade was a powerful fantasy--hermaphrodites were likely included under this label, but otherwise the differences in size were mostly imaginary--because "clitoral hypertrophy metonymizes women's supposedly inordinate capacity for pleasure" (209).
Certain terms, like tribade, may say less about subjective experiences of personhood than about the rhetorics in which they occur: tribade crops up primarily in the vilifying discourses of polemic and satire, as well as in medical texts, where the intent is to classify, diagnose, and treat aberrations.
Park focuses on the clitoris, the tribade, and the "problematicization" of enlarged female genitalia in early modern French medical literature in order to map out changes in mid-sixteenth-century French medical thinking on sex and sexual difference and to suggest the "discovery" of the clitoris figured "the perversity of women" (187) usually figured in the tribade as French medical writers' primary worry.
Cada una de estas categorias tiene a su vez una contraparte: en el caso de la primera se le opone una categoria anormal / masculina/ pasiva, representada por el cinaedus, y la otra, en relacion con las mujeres, anormal/ femenina/ activa cuyas representantes son las tribades y las moechae.
An example is Henri Cantel's "Les Tribades," which is reproduced in the extensive "Annexes" found at the end of the book.
The Night of the Tribades, Per Olov Enquist; trans: Ross Shideler; dir: Henryk Baranowski.
David Halperin discovered an antiquity populated by molles (effeminate men) and tribades (masculine women), and George Chauncey's early 20th-century gay New York City was a world that had a place for "trade," "husbands," "wolves," "fairies," "third-sexers," and "punks.
As such one of the most resonant early critical successes of the transition to democracy was Fabia Puigserver's staging of Per Olov Enquist's 1975 play The Night of the Tribades for Barcelona's Teatre Lliure in 1978 (revived in 1999).
The figures who desire or are desired constitute a rich ancient taxonomy, including, among others, the erastes (an older male lover); the eromenos (his willing but not passionate younger male beloved); the kinaidos (typically the male who perversely desires to be sexually penetrated "like a woman"); the gunaikes (citizen-wives), hetaera (courtesans) and pornae (common prostitutes); and the tribades (females who perversely perform sexual acts on other women "like a man").
Les femmes Orientales ont toujours passe pour Tribades.
The participants belonged to all shades of life, and to different categories including politicians, executives, doctors engineers, factory workers, scientists, technicians, even prostitutes lesbians and tribades.
Classicist David Halperin uncovers in ancient Greece a society populated by molles, or effeminate men, and tribades, or masculine women.