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|Myths About Bisexuality|
|Written by CherrieAngel|
|08 December 2008|
There are many myths about bisexuals, here are a few I found.
Bisexuals don't exist
Bisexuality is just a phase
Bisexuals are confused
Bisexuals are promiscuous, they can't hold down a committed monogamous relationship
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 will never marry
Alongside the thought that bisexual men and women are sexually confused is the myth that they will never be able to settle on a partner of any sex. In many cases bisexuals put a lot of emphasis on emotional connections with either sex. This in mind, the opportunity for them to find a life partner is just as viable as it is for a heterosexual or homosexual. However, since same-sex marriage isn't legal in most places of the world, only a heterosexual marriage in most places will be recognized by law.
Bisexuals have to love each gender equally.
Identifying as bisexual does not set a limit as to how attracted one must feel towards either gender. There is no defined cut off point at which one must cease to identify as bisexual and must identify as gay/lesbian or straight because of a shift in attractions. Most bisexuals do not f eel equally attracted to both genders on a sexual and emotional levels and experience shifts in attraction levels to either genders. Some bisexuals are not attracted to a gender per se, but are instead attracted to the person's personality or various other attributes and take note of gender afterwards, if at all. In these cases gender does not really come into play.
Bisexuals are just denying they’re gay.
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.
Bisexual people face less discrimination than gay, lesbian and transgender people.
Collected by Cherrie :)