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Introduction: Vice Versa

Vice versa: what does this expression ha\re to do with bisexuality?" Doesn't the very phrase suggest onlh-tbvo possibilities? Male or. female. gay or straight, monogamous or. nonmonogamous. adolescent or. mature, normal or. pemerse? What is the force of that "or." that sense of inevitable alternatives? Or is it this very structure of the .,versa" that in itself constitutes a "vice"? And ~vhere is the place of bisexuality, which. despite or perhaps because of the ',hi" in its name. presents itself in the popular imagination as a third choice? Gay. straight, or hi?