chapter  17
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Marriages of Inconvenience

The confusion, as lesbian activist Ann Northrop points out, stems from the fact that "bisexuality is misunderstood as meaning simultaneous relat ionship~."~ In part for prurient reasons-the desire to imagine that someone is having all these sexual adventures-bisexual people who announce themselves as bisexual and who are also married, whether to other bisexuals or to monosexuals, get a lot of flack.