Bisexual Myths

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  1. Bella

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    More people are admitting to being bisexual - yet many of us don't really know what this sexual preference actually means.

    Bisexuals have to like both men and women equally
    Wrong - There is no right or wrong way to be bisexual. You are the person who determines your sexuality. If you only date girls but are also attracted to guys, you can be bisexual. The same goes for people who date guys, but still like girls.

    Some people believe that your sexuality is always changing. If you are bisexual, you could be attracted to men and women at different points in your life. It is the individual you find attractive, not their gender.

    Bisexuals are promiscuous, they can't hold down a committed monogamous relationship
    Wrong - News flash: a bisexual can fall in love and hold down a relationship. Being bisexual might mean you feel attracted to guys and girls, but it doesn't give you license to be unfaithful to your partner, or to expect him/her to accept another person in to your love life. Relationships still have the same rules.

    Bisexual people are just playing around, they can choose to be straight
    Wrong - You don't choose your sexual orientation, you just feel it, be you straight, gay or bi. There's a difference between being straight and falling in love with a person of the opposite sex and being bi and doing so. In the latter case, this doesn't mean that they aren't attracted to people of the same sex still or that they aren't bisexual. You aren't turned straight.

    Bisexual people are just denying that they are gay
    Wrong - Being bisexual is different to being lesbian or gay. However, because your sexuality can change over time, it is possible to be bisexual for a while and then to be gay or straight. But most consider themselves bisexual for their whole lives and they tend not to change the category from one relationship to the next.

    Just something I came across & thought I would share.
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  2. cbrmale

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    Actually it is a little more complex, there is a continuum of sexuality where exclusively heterosexual is at one end, exclusively homosexual is at the other, and obviously a middle ground. But it isn't a fixed continuum, and we can move along this line of sexuality and delve into same-sex or opposite sex relationships without forgoing our natural preferrence.

    Statistically, about 3% of men are exclusively homosexual and about 3% of women are exclusively homosexual as well. Another 6% of men admit to being bisexual or potentially bisexual, while a whopping 40% of women admit to being bisexual or potentially bisexual. Why women are more likely to have same sex relationships is curious: maybe it is trendy, maybe it is that women are often closer to each other socially than men who tend to stay at arms length, and therefore can become closer sexually as well. Maybe it is because we all admire and are attracted to the female form.

    But these statistics are derived from survey, and don't take into account the fact that many more people can stray away from their point on the sexual continuum than realise it.
     
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    That's a very good response - good stats
     
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    Interesting! :)
     
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    Thank you everyone for your comments!
    ~Bella
     
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