Lesbian Continuum Summary

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Rich’s theory of the lesbian continuum puts forth a unique viewpoint of the intimate bond between women. She discusses female-female relationships in an extremely erotic light, which seems contradictory to her maintaining that the continuum is not simply for lesbian-identified women, or for relationships/feelings of a sexual nature. As the reader I have many questions about a possible neglect or failure to distinguish platonic relationships between women from those of a romantic or sexual nature, or to account for certain groups of women, namely asexual or bisexual women, neither of which Rich mentions at length in this paper. The lesbian continuum, while putting forth a solid effort to unify all women and explain the intimate bond women have

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