Sites in this category relate to the historical, anthropological, psychological, political or cross-cultural study of non-sexual personal friendships. Sites in this category will overlap somewhat with sites in the Society : Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual : History category. The reason for this is that historical same-sex friendships were very intense compared with the modern American variety, and hence are often confused with gay sexual relationships. Owing to the lack of clear evidence about the types of relationships people had in the past, the question of "friendship or romance" is an unresolved debate among those who study these relationships.
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Boston Marriage Links
A page with many links relating to Boston Marriage, the 19th-century practice of women friends living together long-term.
Ioläus: An Anthology of Friendship
A reprint of a 1908 treatise on historical friendship customs.
Xena and Gabrielle: A Revisitation of the Classic Romantic Friendship
This site explores the history of "Romantic Friendship" (the 15th-through-19th-century practice of intense yet nonsexual same-sex love) and the possibility that television characters Xena and Gabrielle are practicing this custom.
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