We hear more and more about homosexuality in the media, but bisexuals aren’t discussed very much. It’s easy to make assumptions about people with different orientations, but many of them could be wrong. Here are some of the most common misconceptions out there about bisexuality.
Number Seven: It’s Only a Phase
A lot of people assume that bisexual experimentation is just something you try once in college. This is a stereotype that may be true for some but is usually completely untrue. Studies show that very few women who identify as bisexual change their orientation later on in life.
Number Six: Bisexuals Are More Likely to Have STDs
For some reason, this is a prejudice that persists in our modern day. People believe that if you’re attracted to both sexes, you tend to be more promiscuous, while this isn’t true at all.
Number Five: They All Want Threesomes
Just because you’re into both men and women doesn’t mean you’re instantly up for getting with both at the same time. Some bisexuals are into that while many others prefer strict monogamy.
Number Four: Everybody Is Bisexual
There are rumors out there that everyone has the potential to be attracted to both genders. This is a complete myth. While there is a wide spectrum out there with varying degrees of attraction to both the opposite gender and those of the same gender, a lot of people are completely gay or completely straight.
Number Three: Bi Women Do It to Impress Guys
Everyone knows about the typical male fantasy of watching girl-on-girl action. While many girls may make out with their female friends as a way to turn on their boyfriends, this is far from the main reason why women identify as bisexual.
Number Two: They Just Can’t Decide
It’s not a matter of being unable to decide between which gender you prefer. It’s a matter of being genuinely attracted to both. Studies have proven that those who identify as bisexual show genuine arousal in response to both sexes.
Number One: They Can’t Be Happy in Monogamous Relationships
People seem to believe that being committed to a partner means that a bisexual person is “missing out” on the other end of the spectrum, but that’s a myth! We hope you found this article interesting, and thanks for reading.