Talk:Lesbian

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The "exclusively to other females" wording[edit]

I reverted the relatively new GrandmotherClause account on the "exclusively to other females" addition because, as noted in the lengthy and heated "...or a female who self-identifies as lesbian..." archived discussion and in the "Sexuality and lesbian identity" section lower in the article, the "exclusive" aspect of "romantic or sexual attraction to other females" is not always or even mostly the case for women who identity as lesbian. Yeah, yeah, some lesbians hate that; we've been over it before. Anyone who doubts this identification matter should read up on the lesbian literature and/or sexual fluidity, as the now retired Moni3, who wrote the vast majority of this article, had done. You can also see the archived "Defining a lipstick lesbian/other lesbian topics" discussion from WP:LGBT, where I provided WP:Reliable sources about the lesbian/bisexual debate and defining lesbian debate. You will be hard-pressed to find any WP:Reliable sources defining lesbian solely in the exclusive sense; the most you will usually find to indicate exclusivity is the term homosexual, which is enough to indicate primary or exclusive sexual attraction, and is the word we currently use in the lead for its first sentence. Flyer22 (talk) 02:04, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

I addressed GrandmotherClause on her talk page about this and other matters. Flyer22 (talk) 02:58, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

All that stated, I have been thinking about adding something to the lead about how the term lesbian is generally understood by the public to mean exclusive sexual attraction between females (teenage girls or women), but I have not found a WP:Reliable source for that. At most, I could add something about scholars using the term strictly or broadly (a shortened version of what the "Sexuality and lesbian identity" section states). But I do think that the strictness and broadness of the term is made clear in the lead already. Flyer22 (talk) 04:03, 4 July 2015 (UTC)