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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LESBIANISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lesbianism/ (accessed May 18, 2021).