I have to make sure I share this absolutely chaotic bisexual picture of me in as many places as possible. Originally posted by jeffreycombs. Originally posted by disastrousalacrity. Originally posted by mushyperalta.
What harm do Bisexual and Pansexual women cause by using the Femme/Butch terms?
When I was sixteen I had a crush on my best friend. We shared a bed when we had sleepovers and we cuddled when we went to sleep. We snuggled on the couch when we watched movies. We kissed each other on the cheek goodbye.
✨happy bisexual visibility day✨
Who are they hurting? Who suffers as a result of these women using terms which have, historically, been used by wlw like them? The bisexual experience is looking at how bisexual characters are depicted in popular media and somehow feeling offended and called out at the same time. Your friend is just transphobic.
We may be living in an era of wider sexual acceptance, but there is still a lot of stigma surrounding bisexuality. Biphobia — an aversion to bisexual people — is mostly born of misinformation and fuelled by myths and biases perpetuated by people unfamiliar with bisexuality. As a result, many bisexuals choose to remain in the closet. Some people deny bisexuality is a genuine sexual orientation, seeing it as just a phase; in their eyes, bi people are indecisive and are therefore using bisexuality as an excuse to explore their sexuality. Some detractors say bi women are not truly bi, as their ulterior motive is to get the attention of heterosexual men; some even go as far as to accuse bi people of flaunting their bisexual status to appear trendy. Because of the stigma attached to bisexuality, bi people may feel misunderstood, judged, or sidelined, and can often be overwhelmed by fear, says Nathalie Sommer, a certified relationship and intimacy coach. It can be quite a process and can come with many questions like: Am I truly bisexual? Is it OK to prefer one gender more than the other?