Charlotte Wolff was born in Poland in 1897 and died in 1986. She was a psychotherapist and wrote about sexology and hand analysis. His writing on lesbianism, bisexuality and homosexuality was influential in understanding these sexual orientations. Artist Man Ray even took a photograph (Man Ray. DR CHARLOTTE WOLFF, SOLARISÉ, CA. 1935.) about the study of Charlotte Wolf’s hands, in which the poet Christian Hawkey reads a person’s hands.
“Bisexuality” (1977) is the title of one of author Charlotte Wolff’s best-known books, as well as in this field of study. This book also remains a reference for all those who have doubts about their sexual orientation.
This book explains why there is a huge prejudice in our contemporary society towards people who identify as bisexual, especially from the LGBT community itself.
Charlotte Wolff explains the origin of lesbian or homosexual orientation, and concludes that the origin of sexual orientation lies in bisexuality. One writer Charlotte cites at the beginning of her book is Kate Millet in her book Flyinge (1975) “Homosexuality is a term coined by” normal “people to try to solve the problems posed by their own bisexuality.”
In fact, what the writer intended to demonstrate with the book is that we are all born with bisexuality as a sexual orientation. Bisexuality is innate. Over time, we are required to choose the person we want to be with for love, sexual, religious, social, ideological, or other reasons.
In my opinion, the truth from my personal experience, today there is a huge prejudice against Bisexuals, also inside the “Gay World”. Which is unfortunate. It is a true lack of self-esteem and fear of rejection by those who do not accept others as they are. All of this leads to discrimination within a community that is itself largely rejected and discriminated against by society in countless countries (over 70 worldwide). Most ridiculous is the fact that countries that prohibit homosexuality or any kind of same-sex relations, allow sex between minors and adults, and in some cases allow only lesbianism. It’s a mental mess that is only due to people being misinformed and reading less and less quality content. Not to mention the fact that the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) only in 1973!
There is still a huge confusion today between gender identity and sexual orientation. Being bisexual is a sexual orientation. Gender identity is a choice between female or male gender, or both in the case of intersex. There are currently about five sexual orientations: asexual, bisexual, heterosexual, homosexual, or pansexual. Choosing to be Transvestite or Transsexual is a choice of gender identity and not a sexual orientation.
The bisexual community symbol is the bisexual pride flag, which has a magenta stripe at the top for same-sex or gender attraction, a blue at the bottom for attraction for a different sex or gender, and a violet, mixed from magenta and blue in the middle to represent bisexuality.
Interestingly Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was the first scientist to use the term bisexuality
This book was one of the first books on bisexuality that showed a methodical and systematic study of bisexuality. A study of sensations, experiences, and adventures without any censorship in language is characteristic of this book by Charlotte Wolff. But it was scientist Charles Darwin the first scientist to use the term bisexuality.
Alfred Kinsey also conducted the first major research on homosexual behavior in the United States during the 1940s. His 1948 work, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, stated that among men “almost half (46%) of the population engage in activities. heterosexuals and homosexuals, or respond to people of both sexes in the course of their adulthood “and that” 37% of the total male population has at least some homosexual experience open to orgasm since early adolescence. “
Charlotte Wolff was persecuted by the Nazi regime (1932), hence long lived in England. She was also known for her book on lesbianism “Love between Women” (1971) where she argued that the term lesbianism was so old that it didn’t even make sense and would best be called “homoemotionality between women”.