Do you really understand about bisexual
Bisexuality is a sexual orientation that is of interest to both men and women, some of which like threesome love. For some people, this may sound like a superpower – double romantic choice means double the opportunity for bisexual dating, right? But in reality, bisexuality is a bit awkward. Bisexuals are not "straight", so it's hard to think that they are the majority in terms of sexuality. On the other hand, they are often considered heterosexual, especially when they have heterosexual partners, which sometimes makes it difficult for them to feel their association with the LGBT community.
Most importantly, bisexual relationship is prone to serious misunderstandings. There are many rumors and stereotypes around the bisexuality, some of which are even contradictory. Both heterosexuals and LGBT may hold these stereotypes, which increases the difficulty of bisexuals joining two groups. Fortunately, more and more researchers have become interested in bisexuality in recent years, and research has enhanced our understanding of bisexuality. Here are three examples of how science can counter misunderstandings about bisexuality:
Gossip 1: Bisexuality does not exist
I think this rumor is especially ridiculous: How can you tell a group of people that they don't exist? But the idea that everyone is either heterosexual or homosexual is widespread, especially among the group of men seeking men. The frustrating thing is that even in the most tolerant circle of LGBT, you can sometimes hear the saying that there is no such thing as bisexual men.
In a recent study published in the "Archives of Sexual Behavior", researchers have completely overturned this rumor. They convened several heterosexual, gay, and bisexual men to play multiple pornographic films for them. Subjects were not only asked to assess the subjective sensations they were evoked by these episodes but also to connect physiological devices to measure changes in their penis circumference (ie, sexual excitability).
As expected, heterosexual men are more likely to have subjective feelings and sexual excitement when watching female performances than for males, and gay men are the opposite. However, bisexual men are relatively similarly evoked by male and female images. They evoked by the bisexual video, a video starring two men and one woman, is also higher than the other two groups. Importantly, these differences are also reflected in the arousal of their reports and fairly objective sexual excitement data. Therefore, it is clear from this study that these people are not "pretending" bisexuality.
Gossip 2: Bisexuality is just a stage
This rumor portrays bisexuality as an experimental or confusing state—usually during college. After that, bisexuality will still determine their "real" identity (or decide whether they are straight or not).
Lisa Diamond has done some very complicated work on this subject, during which she has long observed women's gender identity. In a paper published in Developmental Psychology, Dr. Diamond reported a group of women she has been paying close attention to for more than a decade.
The findings clearly show that bisexuality is not a transitional phase: women who were classified as bisexual during adolescence had only a few to change their position to heterosexuality or homosexuality (only 8%) at the end of the study. However, the orientation of bisexual women is always changing over time. In the ten-year research cycle, their interest in both sexes has been constantly changing.
Gossip 3: Bisexuals are not loyal to their partner
This rumor is probably the most vicious. It stems from the idea that a partner cannot fully satisfy people who are interested in both sexes. Some people think that they will sooner or later want to be different from their partner's gender. For example, people tend to think that bisexuals are more likely to deceive their partners than heterosexuals and homosexuals
Many bisexuals have a happy one-on-one relationship with their partners. For example, at the end of a 10-year study by Dr. Diamond, up to 89% of bisexual women were in a long-term single-spouse relationship. Also, for bisexuals who want to have multiple sexual partners, research shows that they often achieve this goal by negotiating with their partners to establish an open relationship, rather than carrying a private partner without telling their partners. I can't find any research that supports bisexuals who are less loyal or honest than others.
All in all, bisexuality is a small but growing field of research with a bright future. It not only dispels many rumors and misunderstandings surrounding bisexuality but also provides interesting insights into general sexual activity. Unlike other sources such as pop culture or the media, scientific research considers bisexuality to be a relatively stable and long-lasting sexual orientation. We need to do more research to get a deeper understanding of the similarities between bisexual and unilateral (ie heterosexuality and homosexuality) and perhaps their uniqueness.