It's one of the oldest cliches in the book, that somehow having sex with a man makes you less 'manly' and less attractive to women. But actually the opposite is often true, and society is finally catching on. I'm a bisexual man.
Once upon a time, I was a sexual being. Sometimes it seems like yesterday, sometimes like a million years ago but there was a point in my life before I was married and before I was a mother that I was just me, a person. And that person was bisexual.
Given a choice, what would you choose: an American-style waffle drizzled with luxurious Belgian chocolate sauce, topped with chocolate brownie chunks or a nice crumbly sweet, chocolate mousse cheesecake pie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? What if you like both? Similarly for bisexual, choosing between men and women is difficult.
Yes, she's really bisexual. You wouldn't keep asking a straight woman you were dating if she was "really" straight, right? Yeah, it's just as weird for you to do that to a bisexual woman.
People get a lot wrong about bisexuality, and make many a boneheaded assumption about people's sexual preference. These assumptions may be completely incorrect, but they are in the foreground just the same—these are the daily realities a bisexual person faces. Instead—stay with me here—perhaps we should stop judging someone so freely for their sexual preference and actually recognize that a bisexual person is a human being, bisexuality is not a phase, and saying things like this is shortsighted, hurtful, and utterly ridiculous.
Scope out my Facebook page and you'll see that my husband, Artie, and I recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We took a road trip, fed each other cupcakes, and drank Champagne straight from the bottle. She and I dated for about five years.
Email after email, private message after private message, they contact me. Men, from all around the world reaching out hoping I can help. Bisexual people make up over half of all people who identify as LGBT and recently British GQ found 11 per cent of the men they asked aged between identify as bisexual.
After marriage, it stopped, but resurfaced. It happens once in a while. It depends on the person himself and what he prefers. Will you be accepting?
By Jen Simon. Once upon a time, I was a sexual being. Sometimes it seems like yesterday, sometimes like a million years ago, but there was a point in my life before I was married and before I was a mother when I was just me, a person.