3 Common Bisexual Myths

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As you will no doubt already be aware, bisexuality is when someone is attracted to both men and women. For many people who are attracted to only one sex, they find this strange and unnatural.
However, bisexuality is completely natural. In this blog, we’re going to look at the 3 most common bisexual myths.

1. Bisexuality isn’t a thing

This statement is absolutely ridiculous. How can you claim that a group of people who are being true to themselves don’t exist? When people make statements that are derogatory to a particular group of people, it can cause detrimental effects to individuals. Preventing someone from being true to themselves can cause emotional and psychological issues. It’s simply not fair to tell someone that they can’t be who they are. And guess what people? It’s happening. Right now, in every country, people are living their lives, being bisexual and there’s nothing anyone can do to change that fact.

2. Bisexuals are promiscuous

It has been said many a time before that bisexuals are supposedly promiscuous and this is why they like to date both men and women. Bisexuality isn’t greed or ‘sluttiness’; it’s a legitimate sexuality that many individuals all over the world enjoy being. Bisexuals are no more promiscuous than heterosexual or homosexual couples, and just because they enjoy both genders, doesn’t mean that they want to sleep with everyone in sight!
A comment that bisexuals hear often is that ‘everybody is bisexual’. Yes, many people do have a little bit of curiosity within them that leads them to think about what life would be like with someone of the same sex. But that, in no way, shape or form, means that everyone is bisexual.

3. Bisexuality is a phase

No, bisexuality isn’t a phase. People who claim that it is often get confused between bisexuality and the experimental phase that a lot of teens and young adults experience at some point in their life. Young people are naturally curious, especially when going through puberty. So for young people, experimenting with the opposite (and of course the same) sex is very common. However, many get confused between the two, branding bisexuals as going through a phase.

Once an individual makes the transition out of the experimental phase, and are naturally attracted to both men and women, they are bisexual. It’s always scary to come out of the closet and be open about who you really are, so if someone comes out as bisexual to you, don’t try to tell them “it’s just a phase”.

Be Your True Self

Whether you’re straight, gay, bisexual, transgender or anything else, always ensure that you’re true to yourself. Yes, words and perceptions can hurt, but by staying true to yourself you can break those misconceptions about sexuality. If you have negative people in your life who don’t support your sexuality, the best advice we can give is to ditch them and only surround yourself with supportive, positive and like-minded people.

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