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defined as a female-female sexual orientation or behaviours. The name lesbian is derived from the word Lesbos which was an island made well-known by Sappho for his accounts of erotic activities and carnal relationships between women.

LESBIANISM: "Generally classed as homosexual behaviours, lesbianism defines female-female sexual orientation."

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