One of the major misconceptions about bisexuality is that this group of people who are attracted to both men and women is confused about their sexual orientation. It can be misunderstood by both straight and surprisingly homosexual people as most believe that one is either one or the other – you can’t be both. Well, in essence, bisexuals are neither straight nor gay, they simply are attracted to both sexes.
Bisexuality is considered a “fluid” form of sexuality; which means they are more apt to be open to a relationship with either sex. This doesn’t mean they will swing back and forth between them – they are just not opposed to the idea of it. The fact is that most bisexuals tend to lean toward one or the other; they will either prefer straight relationships or gay ones. The degree they are attracted to same sex partners varies with the individual.
Bisexuality is Not a Passing Phase
One myth that both most people have toward bisexuals is that it is only a passing phase and most people will grow out of it. However, like heterosexual and homosexual people, bisexuals experience attractions that are not possible to control or change according to research studies. Bisexuals feel that if they are emotionally and physically drawn to a person of the same sex, this attraction should take precedence over their gender be it, male or female.
Bisexuals are Promiscuous
A common belief amongst the general public is that bisexually is promiscuous; this is usually not the case at all. The fact that bisexuals are drawn to both sexes doesn’t make the meeting, dating and relationship process any easier. They are about as likely to have multiple partners as any heterosexual or homosexual is.
Same Sex Activity Doesn’t Make One Bisexual
Another myth about bisexual is that they engage in sexual activity involving both sexes; this is not the case at all. Just because a person engages in sexual relations with both sexes at any given time will not make them bisexual. Bisexuality comes into play only when the person is not only physically but also emotionally attracted to the another person and has a chance to develop into a relationship.
Bisexuals Have to Choose
That goes along with the idea that bisexuals have to choose to be either straight or gay. However, the fact is that they can’t choose to be one or the other anymore than a gay person can decide to be straight. This doesn’t mean they can have a relationship and a lover on the side; it just means if they date guys, they may still like girls. It isn’t something they can just get over or turn off at will.
Bisexuals are in “transition.” On the way to being gay.
Most people who are bisexual are set in, and comfortable with their sexual orientation. There have been a small number of gay and lesbian people who have come out as bisexual because the stigma of being homosexual. It offends bisexuals because it helps to maintain this myth.
Hopefully, this article has managed to educate and help you learn about the bisexuals who are often misinterpreted.