If you identify as bisexual, pansexual, or sexually fluid, you've probably faced a different set of challenges than someone who's gay or lesbian. You may have dealt with homophobia from straight folks, but biphobia exists too, and it's a double-whammy. Both straight and gay people alike might tell you that your bisexuality is just a "phase" or a stepping stone to being "actually gay for real. Coming out is already hard, but coming out while in a "straight" relationship can be extra tough for bi and pan folks because of all of that extra social baggage. I'm a bisexual femme who's only had one serious, long-term relationship with a woman. When most people see us together, it's generally easy for them to wrap their heads around us.
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Another day, another study proving that people have some weird AF misconceptions about bisexuality. New research published in The Journal of Sex Research shows, like many other studies, that bisexual women are more likely to be thought of in a negative light than other women. The study asked heterosexual participants men and women to provide descriptions of heterosexual women, lesbians, and bisexual women. They also were presented with descriptions of two characters on a date and asked to give an evaluation. And the results?
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Bisexual Visibility Day has been celebrated on 23 September for the last 20 years. Some people who identify as bisexual have told the BBC of issues they regularly come across when trying to live openly as bisexual individuals. They have experienced abusive relationships, disrespect in the workplace, and discrimination on dating apps just because of their sexuality. Matt is a graduate trainee living in Cambridge. He has struggled to maintain relationships with both men and women, and says he now has to lie about his sexuality in order to date people.
The Kinsey Scale, developed in by Alfred Kinsey, Clyde Martin and Wardell Pomeroy, uses the numbers 1 through 6 to determine an individual's sexual preference. People who place at a 0 on the scale are considered heterosexual -- those with a score of 6 are considered gay or lesbian. Bisexual men and women are between a 1 and 5 on the scale. Aside from the formal test, there are several signs and behaviors that can indicate bisexuality in men.