Bisexuals and Myths around them
Glimpse|January 2021
History has proven the fact, people with different thinking, varied choices, and diverse preferences have always been targeted and tortured.
Ramya Mishra and Lakshit Pareek

Those who have questioned or raised their voices, against the orthodoxies are told to abide by the so-called rules and obligations of society. But then history is also proof, revolutions never happen while sitting at home. They need reforms, fierce debates around right and wrong, and lastly, people join hands for a reason. Sadly it is the 21st century, and we still demand rights for people with different sexual preferences.

“He is acting weird, I think he is gay.” These are a few of the common lines, we have heard multiple times around us. Yes, there are many reasons behind these discriminations- narrow thinking, myths, wrong notions present around the LGBTQ+ community. This needs to be immediately addressed, as due to many of these faulty ideas, discrimination is present within the community members too.

One such segment is of Bisexuals, they are at times portrayed as those evil creatures, who love dipping in every honey pot.

Who are Bisexuals? It is a term coined for a person who is attracted to both genders. They form a sizeable number in the LGBTQ community. Most of the bisexuals discover their alternate sexuality pretty late, at times when they are in their mid–30s or 40s. They can be married to the opposite sex and living a happy life, but it is not necessary that they are straight.

There are many myths that are revolving around bisexuals; today we are going to address a few of them.

1. Bisexuals are opportunist/ sexually promiscuous

This is a common myth. It is believed that bisexuals want to have the best of both worlds. People naively believe they would always choose the opposite gender, if given an opportunity. Let’s catch the bull by the horn, this myth is totally untrue. A bisexual may have more inclination towards a particular gender, over the other.

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