Thursday, July 17, 2014

B is for bisexual

Today our B word is bisexual.  For those of you who have been living in a cave on mars, a bisexual is someone who is sexually attracted to both men and women.

Dr. Alfred Kinsey invented the famous Kinsey Scale.  The scale rates everyone from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual).  3 would be a balanced bisexual with as much interest and experience with both sexes.  Kinsey believed that while most people gravitate toward one side of the spectrum or the other, almost no one is a perfect 0 or 6.  Almost everyone is just a little bisexual.
Bisexuals often feel that they are being erased or not taken seriously, they are often accused of experimenting or just being curious.  There is also a trend of bisexual chic, with culture encouraging young women to experiment with each other as a trendy thing and celebrities who are straight having public same sex kisses for attention and shock.  Most bisexuals don’t like this as it insults their sexuality.

What does all this have to do with intersex?  Intersex people come in all sexual orientations.  If you believe sexual orientation is biologically determined (no evidence to support this) then you might believe all intersex people are bisexual (not true).  In any case I thought it would make an interesting post. 

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