People who identify as bi+ (an umbrella term which includes many non-monosexual sexual orientations, such as bisexual and pansexual) outnumber gays and lesbians. Yet, their struggles can often go unmentioned and overlooked or narrowed down to experiencing homophobia.
Many view bisexuality as a “lighter shade” of homosexuality or a stepping-stone towards it instead of a separate and equally valid identity. What is more, even with improving representation in the media and a rise in informative resources about bisexuality, there is still a lot of stigma and many negative stereotypes attached to this identity.
You are likely to either know a bisexual person or identify as bisexual yourself. Knowing more about the important truths and busted myths related to bisexuality will help you to improve your relationships with the bisexual people in your life.
In Episode 27 of the Get Sex Smart podcast you’ll learn:
- All about labels (pansexual, bisexual, queer…)
- Debates within the bi+ community
- Different scales that investigate sexuality, how bisexuality figures into them and the differences between those scale systems
- How and why bisexuality is made invisible and invalidated
- Common stereotypes and myths about bisexuality
- Some of the unique challenges, prejudice, and comments bisexual people face
- How experiences of bisexuality and biphobia differ based on gender
- “Bisexual” fantasies and how common they are
- What NOT to say when someone tells you they’re bisexual
If you want to jump right into the Sexual Craftsmanship process, head over to the Sexual Craftsmanship subreddit and join the community!
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