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American Institute of Bisexuality
NY Times Mag: Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists
Psychology Today: Bisexuality Myths Debunked
Bisexuality can be described as an emotional,
affectional, romantic, or sexual regard for both men and
women. A bisexual person possesses the potential to feel
sexually attracted to and to engage in sensual or sexual
relationships with people of either sex.
If a person is bisexual, he or she can be attracted to
both genders equally, or he or she can be attracted to
one gender more than the other, and the degree of
attraction may vary over time. So, when entering into an
emotional, romantic, or sexual relationship, most
bisexuals actually look at the person and not the
gender. You might sometimes hear bisexuals described as
"going both ways."
As an understanding of bisexual behavior developed,
other terms have been used to help define bisexuality.
Some individuals may describe themselves as "pansexual,"
"omnisexual," or "heteroflexible." Some individuals may
characterize their sexuality as "fluid." One source
describes bisexuality as, "the gift to love someone for
who they are regardless of gender."
Bisexuals should not be thought of as "sexually
confused," "undecided," or "on the fence." Bisexuality
is not a transition phase where a person is still trying
make up his or her mind or trying to decide whether he
or she is gay or straight. Instead, it is separate
sexual orientation and people should accept that fact.
myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in
myself the potential to be attracted - romantically
and/or sexually - to people of more than one sex and/or
gender, not necessarily at the same time, not
necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the
Wikipedia: What is Bisexuality?
Bisexuality: Some Questions Answered
Slate: Bisexuality is Really Not That Complicated
Outdated Myths Everyone Still Believes About Bisexuality
Bisexuality is a widely misunderstood sexual orientation
about which there are numerous myths and stereotypes. In
light of this, it might be helpful to explore some of
the key findings that scientists have uncovered about
bisexuality that are not only informative, but can also
speak to some of the biggest misperceptions about it.
Bisexuality is real, and itís not the same as being gay
or lesbian. A lot of people deny the existence of
bisexuality and assume that everyone who identifies as
bisexual is secretly gay. However, the results of
several studies reveal that bisexuality involves a
distinct pattern of sexual interest and arousal compared
Women are more likely to identify as bisexual than men.
The results of several national US surveys have
consistently found that more women than men identify as
bisexual. According to the National Survey of Sexual
Health & Behavior, 2.6% of men identified as bisexual
compared to 3.6% of women.
Bisexuals experience prejudice from heterosexual
persons, as well as gays and lesbians. Bisexual persons
are frequently the targets of prejudice, particularly
bisexual men. They are often stereotyped as being
sexually confused and highly promiscuous.
Contrary to common stereotypes, bisexual people do not
necessarily have higher sex drives than everyone else. A
2007 study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior,
that featured a sample of over 200,000 participants,
revealed that bisexuals have sex drives that are similar
to everyone else.
If a bisexual person falls in love, they are equally
capable of monogamy, just like the rest of society.
Bisexuality is not the manifestation of relational
cowardice. Bisexuality isnít a temporary phase. It is a
biological phenomenon in the same manner and fashion as
Being bisexual does not necessarily mean that you are
equally attracted to both men and women. Being bisexual
involves a capacity for attraction to men and women, but
attraction to each sex does not necessarily have to be
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