Are bisexual people going through a stage?
Our society tries to simplify attraction—something that’s extremely complex—into two polor opposites: Either you’re heterosexual or you’re gay/lesbian.
But not everyone’s experience fits that oversimplification. For bisexuals, the other person’s biological sex may not play as large a role in their attractions as other personal characteristics.
It does happen sometimes that gay/lesbian people will begin their coming-out by thinking and saying that they’re bisexual, which may seem safer to them at first. But it also often happens that may people who are bisexual never mention it.
That, coupled with society’s insistence on only two possible sexual orientations, supports the impression that bisexuality is rare. It’s not. Actually, it’s quite common.
Ann Thompson Cook
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