Bisexuality may be having a moment. According to certain studies, less than half of today's teens say they're straight, and a third identify as bi. For many women, stigma, stereotypes, and occasionally inaccurate media representation can make coming out as bi or even just admitting it to yourself difficult to navigate. A study published in Prevention Science found that people who identify as bi often face discrimination from both the heterosexual and gay and lesbian communities, and that resulting isolation puts them at a higher risk of anxiety and depression. Finally acknowledging and owning your authentic sexuality can be exciting, affirmative, and even transformative for anyone who spent their formative years feeling weird about being bi.
Bisexuality: More Than Marissa and Alex Making Out
VICE - How to Experiment with Bisexuality Without Being a Jerk
Advertise Donate Read the latest issue Newsletter. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't as excited as the next person to see the highly-anticipated, entirely overrated kiss on last week's episode of The O. I'd also be lying if I said I wasn't incredibly disappointed with the girl-on-girl action: there was no raunchiness, and it lasted for two seconds during the last minute of an hour-long episode. Just to make sure viewers were really turned on, someone at FOX made the brilliant decision to follow the kiss, i. First of all, the kiss was lame. Second, since when did the "L" word stop being "love" and become "lesbian?
How to Experiment with Bisexuality Without Being a Jerk
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.
This article considers the appeal of the figure of the cyborg for bisexuals, offering bisexual readings of both Donna Haraway's cyborg, and of the cyborg self created within text-based virtual reality. The writer argues that understanding bisexuality as part of a web of meanings and material realities can lead to a new political awareness, and suggests ways to make some of these connections. Through her analysis, she emphasises the role of technology in creating and developing contemporary bisexuality.