" Of course, men and women differ in sexual responses, attractions and desires.
Women tend to be more flexible in their sexuality, but whether that’s innate or a function of living in a society where Katy Perry is worshipped for singing a song called ‘I Kissed a Girl’, and Madonna snogs Britney Spears on stage, remains to be seen.
It isn’t difficult to imagine that for some, the promise of a bit more social currency and safety could be compelling reasons to seek out an opposite-sex partner, even unconsciously.
Americans have a well-documented tendency to drastically overestimate the percentage of queer folks among us.
At most, it's only evidence that the person cheated and is therefore not presently cut out for monogamous dating. Many gay guys (myself included) claim to be bisexual as a sort of "baby step" out of the closet.
We’re too scared to swing the door all the way open with a fabulous "We're here!
I’ve since come to understand that actually, the “bi” implies attraction not to two genders, but to members of both one’s own and other genders, and that the bisexual umbrella includes a wide rainbow of labels connoting sexual fluidity. Given all that struggle and growth, my current situation might come as a surprise: I’m in a committed, long-term relationship with a cisgender man who identifies as straight—just like a startling majority of other bisexual women. But late one night, in a parking lot after we had spent an angry hour talking on the phone, I made a decision that I would later consider an act of mercy for both of us: I would never speak to him again — and didn't. When I finally told him the truth, answering his oft-asked inquiries about my infidelity with a final, fateful yes, we remained locked in a toxic back-and-forth, shouting insults at each other for a month.I’ve talked to people in polyamorous relationships, long-distance relationships, sexless, open, and every combination in between.Normal is a very relative term, especially when it comes to relationships. It’s about creating a life that feels right and honest and authentic to you.I’ve received every question under the sun from how we made this work, to where we go from here, to even if I’ve fully recovered from my sickness (which I have, thank you, with the help of doctors, alternative medicine practitioners, dietary changes, and herbs). The traditional rules for intimacy have fallen by the wayside.But, after hearing countless stories just like my own, I’ve realized that my story is just one in a very important discussion we all need to be having about the “new normal” in love, sexuality, and identity. Half of all marriages end in divorce, of the country is finding love or sex through dating sites and apps, and almost half of the states in the U. Without any rules to follow, people are creating lives that feel right to them.Young women are regularly bombarded with the message that bisexuality is something sexy to explore and display, but mainly for one reason: men like it.Had Justin Bieber released a song about flirting with bisexuality, it would have been career suicide.When I started dating a woman for the first time after years of happily dating men, I had a go-to joke ready for when I was called upon to explain my sexual orientation to the confused: “I’m half gay.Only on my mom’s side of the family.” I’m one of those people who’d always misguidedly “hated labels,” and I actively eschewed the term “bisexual” for years.