JJ Vincent found two men’s takes on bisexuality, the other love that dare not speak its name.
Indecisive. Greedy. Easy. Cheating. Unfaithful. Untouchable. They say them. They think them. And there’s usually a touch of “eeeewwwww”.
Ask most people about bisexuals, if they know any, what they think of them, and you’ll very likely get a pause before a stutter as they ponder, trying to collect their thoughts, before giving an answer that usually states or implies all of the above.
You might get an instant, visceral reaction or, if you live in the Capitol of Southern Politeness, an instant visceral non-answer in the form of that face. Ask someone in the gay community, and the answer’s likely to be negative. It’s no wonder we frequently hide under the best-ill-fitting umbrella – gay or straight – to avoid having to explain ourselves over and over and over.
In reality, bisexuals are no better or worse than the general population. Listen to these gents. One is bisexual, one is not. But both have something to add to the conversation.
Bisexual Guys: A Gay Man’s Perspective (Alex Yee)
This man adds pansexual to the conversation. Pansexual is a relatively new and somewhat controversial term for those whose attractions encompass people across the gender spectrum.
Bisexual v. Pansexual (RichandFamous)
There will always be people who doubt the sincerity of bisexuals and dismiss the views of pansexuals. But we will always be part of the social, sexual, and romantic landscape.