What does bisexual mean?

A bisexual person is romantically, emotionally, and/or sexually attracted to people of the same gender, and people of different genders as themselves. One doesn't need to have any sexual experience to identify as bisexual. Bisexuality is also separate from sexual promiscuity (having multiple sexual relationships), or polyamory (having multiple romantic or intimate relationships).

Bisexuality is often misunderstood to mean attraction to only men and women. This misunderstanding is probably rooted in the fact that the prefix “bi” means 2, and the fact that many used to think that there are only 2 genders (man and woman). Bisexuality, however, doesn’t exclude non-binary genders in its definition.

Bisexuality is closely related to pansexuality

This term is often abbreviated as “bi”. 

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