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I know nothing is that simple, but it's kind of Frostian: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood — except the woods are full of various genitals." "I actually came out as bi only a few months ago, and last month married a man. On paper, I'm straight (I'm in a long-term relationship with a man) but I'm attracted to both men and women. I tried explaining this, but I was called 'selfish,' 'confused' and 'doing it for attention.' The worst part is that this person was a friend, and he laughed my words away, as though sexuality were set. I asked him if he liked tits, he said yes, and then I said, ' Well, so do I!One of the reasons I waited so long was that as a fly-on-the-wall 'straight' woman, I heard so much bullshit against bi people from other queer folks that I felt completely unwelcome in the queer community. Now we understand one another.'" "I actually just came out to my youngest son a few weeks ago.Sometimes it means passing depending on the context because it's hard to play the role of educator and/or be on the defense all the time.Even with friends, I've faced microaggressions in the form of jokes: ' How does straightness feel?Shortly before I married my husband, I finally left Christianity behind, for many reasons. I was finally able to think about who I really am and what I really believe without some old white guy telling me the 'right' answers and condemning me for any deviance. Part of this was learning that I'm not straight.
I am new to this relationship and still trying to navigate how to move through both worlds.
It's because more men than women are attracted to women. "You're just saying that to get attention from guys." If I were, I would have stopped saying it about five seconds after I started. Between biphobia in the gay community, biphobia in the straight community, sexual objectification, erasure of our identities, and hurtful stereotypes about our dishonesty and infidelity, not to mention all the usual rejection and discrimination faced by queer people, you're right, bisexuality is a nonstop party.
The population of straight and bisexual men is just plain bigger than the population of gay and bisexual women, so, assuming that all other factors are equal, of course bi women will more often find male partners. " Bisexuality and promiscuity are two totally different things, and while I'm in favor of both, it's important that people not confuse them. Yes, there is a particular breed of guy that tends to lavish attention on professed bisexual women, but neither the guys nor the attention are the kind you actually want. So tell me more about your thoughts on post-colonial literature." If bisexuality is what gets their attention, that's the only thing they're interested in. " (when you date a girl) or "So you're straight now? (Well, we do all seem to have really great hair, for some reason.) Instead of writing bi people off as greedy, slutty, dishonest, or desperate for attention, take some time to get to know the issues they face, and treat them as people, not porn tropes. (Still no on the threesome, though.)Follow Lindsay King-Miller on Twitter.
But on the other side of the coin, it makes me sad that I even need to hide or worry about these things." "I have avoided telling my queer friends that I am in a relationship with a man.
It's like coming out all over again and I've experienced resistance against it.