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8 Things Bisexuals Hear All The Damn Time (Slideshow)

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2. “You’re just being greedy.”

This one is also less delicately phrased as “Bisexuality is just an excuse to sleep with tons of people,” and occasionally “Bisexuals are crawling with venereal disease.” And it doesn’t make any sense.

Think about it. Straight people who want to sleep with tons of people do — they just sleep with tons of people of the opposite sex. Gay people who want to sleep with tons of people sleep with tons of people — of the same sex. There’s no need to make up excuses to sleep around. If you weren’t attracted to people of both sexes, why would claiming to be bi change anything? The only difference would be that you wouldn’t be attracted to a significant portion of the people you were having sex with. I’m pretty sure nobody would subject themselves to a bunch of sexual encounters with people they weren’t into just for the sake of having more orgasms. Because that would probably result in sex that was lackluster at best, and traumatizing at worst. No one, anywhere, has ever pretended to be bi in order to have more sex with people they aren’t attracted to. I feel pretty confident making that generalization.

As for STIs, well…anyone who has sex with lots of people is at greater risk for STIs. This is especially true for men who have sex with men, who are at a greater risk of contracting HIV. It doesn’t necessarily follow that all bi people are more likely to give you an STI, or even most bi people. Hopefully, you’re being responsible and only having sex with people who use protection. If you’re concerned about it, you should both get tested together and practice safer sex, just the same as anybody else you’re interested in sleeping with.

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3:43PM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Sometimes the only place you can see the stupidity of both sides of the argument when you're sitting on the fence.

Pick a side? Really? Ok, I'm on the fence, and I'm staying there. If Hetrosexual and Homosexual are valid choices, why the hell isn't Bisexual an equally valid choice?

Imagine being told as a teenager that you can only eat one flavor of Ice Cream for life, and you have to choose that flavor right now.

You feel offended by that question?
That's just Ice Cream, think how annoyed you would be if it was your flavor of sexuality you had to decide.

So no offence, but I'm going to sit here and eat my Jamacian Coffee and English Toffee two scoop ice cream cone and enjoy every damn drop of it.

5:38AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

how absurd. Love is love.

3:41PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

people are so ignorant. love who you love and find acceptance in people who aren't "holier than thou". people who are willing to accept you as a person, not an orientation.

12:52AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Lens of Perception ... it is easier to understand how someone is affected after it is spelled out.... thank you!

9:14PM PDT on May 23, 2012

thank you for article.

9:14PM PDT on May 23, 2012

thank you for article.

9:11PM PDT on May 23, 2012

This is spot on! I am so sick of hearing all of the above and of course there is the "If you just had the right man you would not want a woman." said to me by men of course. From the gay women who I don't fancy I hear "You just really don't want sex with a woman." No what I don't want is sex with you! I enjoy the company of both sexes and have had wonderful relationships with both.

5:34PM PDT on May 23, 2012

IMO bisexuality can be the most exclusive not inclusive. For me it means I am so picky about who I date that I wont even let gender/orientation narrow it down. It is all about personality. Who the person is, not what happens to exist behind the zipper.

2:07PM PDT on May 23, 2012

Human sexuality is a spectrum...utterly homosexual at one far end and utterly heterosexual at the other far end...and everything in-between. I don't like the term "bi", which suggests "bifurcated", or half-this and half-that, when people to whom the term is applied are fully human beings and fully of their own sexual orientation.

Besides, nobody's sexuality is any of your business except your own. It would greatly improve things if everybody got their nose out of everybody else's sexuality.

9:04AM PDT on May 23, 2012

I just have to wonder why anyone has to tell anyone else about their sex life.

It's no one else's business who anyone sleeps with, so why even tell people if you're bi when you know you're going to get weird and stupid comments and questions about it?
Your sex life is PERSONAL....so it should be kept PERSONAL.

No one has the right to judge anyone based on their sexual preference....but if you broadcast it, you're inviting the problems you don't want.
My ex was bi and I didn't want to deal with that in an already struggling marriage...but I can understand it even though it isn't right for me...and I don't discuss my (or anyone's) sex life because it's no one's business but the person you're doing it with.

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