This Puzzled Life

    17 Feb 2014

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    girl-panic:

    These are definitions from several leading bisexual organizations:

    American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB)

    Bisexuals are people who have the innate capacity to form enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attractions to those of the same gender or to those of another gender. There may be an individual preference for one gender over others. Bisexuality is not synonymous with being polyamorous. Individual bisexual people may be celibate, monogamous or non-monogamous just as individual straight, lesbian or gay people can be.

    Bisexual Resource Center (BRC)

    The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.

    BiNet USA

    Identifying as Bisexual, Fluid, Pansexual or Queer simply means that you were born with the capacity to be attracted to people regardless of someone’s sexual or gender identity.

    Toronto Bisexual Network

    Bisexuality is the potential to feel attracted to and to engage in sexual and/or romantic relationships with people of any sex or gender. A bisexual person may not be equally attracted to men and women. The degree of attraction to any sex can be fluid and may change over time.

    Bisexuals, like all people, have a wide variety of relationships. Sexual involvement with both a man and a woman at the same time is not necessary for all bisexuals. Just like anyone else, bisexuals may be single, have one partner or have more than one partner.

    Self-perception is the key to a bisexual identity. Many people engage in sexual activity with partners of more than one sex over the course of their lives but do not identify as bisexual. People who have had sex with only one gender, or who have not had sex at all, may identify as bisexual because of their attractions, fantasies or openness to a sexual or romantic relationship with someone of any sex.

    UK: The Bisexual Index

    Bisexual isn’t about there being only “two sexes”

    Some people get hung up on the ‘bi’ and protest that gender isn’t binary. They claim that identifying as bisexual is tantamount to saying trans people don’t exist, or that you’re not attracted to them, or that you’re only into masculine men and feminine women. However many people using the identity “bisexual” disagree.

    In traditional dictionaries:

    • Homosexual is defined as “only attracted to the same sex”
    • Heterosexual is defined as “only attracted to the opposite sex”

    So why then dismiss bisexuality as being about “only men and women” when the definitions of hetero- and homo- don’t mention those? And why don’t the critics of the word also have a go at people using “heterosexual” or “homosexual” on the grounds of the words being even more restricted?

    In this modern age with a wider understanding of gender some people choose to re-state those as:

    • Homosexual- “attracted to people of a broadly similar gender”
    • Heterosexual - “attracted to people of a broadly different gender”

    In fact many people say there’s more than two genders, but if two options are either “similar to me” or “different to me” then we think it’s clear that “both” can refer to those two options rather than two perceived sexes.

    Bisexuality isn’t an attempt to pigeonhole gender, it’s the freedom to feel attraction without blinkers! But we agree that ‘both’ is an oddly limiting word for the category of “everyone else” - this is why we say “more than one gender” at the Bisexual Index. Ultimately though, we don’t think anyone is obliged to use the word “bisexual”, and we agree there’s some way to go before our definition is the most common one.

    Bialogue

    What does it mean to be bisexual? It’s simple actually —
    Bisexuals = people who can people of same gender as themselves + can people of different genders/gender presentations from themselves

    Formal Definition: Bisexuals are people with the (some include “inborn” or “innate”) capacity to form enduring physical, romantic, (some include “spiritual”) and/or emotional attractions to:

    (1) those of the same gender as themselves
    (2) those of different genders/gender presentations from themselves.

    There may be an individual attraction for one gender or gender presentation which can also be fluid and changeable over time.

    Bisexuality is not synonymous with being polyamorous (some include “or promiscuous”). Individual bisexual people may be celibate, asexual, monogamous or non-monogamous just as individual straight, lesbian or gay people can be.

    No matter what their own gender/gender presentation or the gender/gender presentation of the person they are partnered with, bisexual people remain bisexual. They do not suddenly switch orientation as if by magic when they enter into a relationship.

    Robyn Ochs

    DEFINITION OF BISEXUALITY: I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted - romantically and/or sexually - to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree. ~ from Selected Quotes by Robyn Ochs

    ATTENTION: The only people who get to define Bisexuality is the Bisexual Community. Here are definition from many Bisexual Groups from several countries on more than one continent.

    So stop using things from anti-LGBTQ+ organizations, what some biphobic hater said, something you found written on the bathroom wall or making stuff up. Use THESE instead.

    This is way more articulate than I can explain myself.

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    27 Jan 2014

    destielkills:

auntiesnixshipper:

awkwardteenagenerves:

discard-and-discover:

evolve-within:

disregardwomen:

When my mom’s out in public, she sends me pictures of lesbians she sees.

Jesus I envy that relationship. 

this is like the time when my mum took me bra shopping and the girl measuring me up was a lesbian and my mum said to me “i’ll go take a walk around the shop so you can talk to this nice young girl” and gave me a look as if to say “chat her up”. 

My mum tries to push me towards cute possibly gay girls and then disappears. She did it in Primark once and I found her hiding behind a pile of knickers, watching me.

i love all of your moms

When I was 17 I was convinced I was in love with the check out girl at the grocery store 5 minutes away from our house, so my dad went to get milk and somehow found an appropriate point in the conversation while buying a half gallon of milk to give her my number. Three days later she called me and asked if I wanted to come over “to watch a movie” and long story short my dad got me laid thanks dad.

    destielkills:

    auntiesnixshipper:

    awkwardteenagenerves:

    discard-and-discover:

    evolve-within:

    disregardwomen:

    When my mom’s out in public, she sends me pictures of lesbians she sees.

    Jesus I envy that relationship. 

    this is like the time when my mum took me bra shopping and the girl measuring me up was a lesbian and my mum said to me “i’ll go take a walk around the shop so you can talk to this nice young girl” and gave me a look as if to say “chat her up”. 

    My mum tries to push me towards cute possibly gay girls and then disappears. She did it in Primark once and I found her hiding behind a pile of knickers, watching me.

    i love all of your moms

    When I was 17 I was convinced I was in love with the check out girl at the grocery store 5 minutes away from our house, so my dad went to get milk and somehow found an appropriate point in the conversation while buying a half gallon of milk to give her my number. Three days later she called me and asked if I wanted to come over “to watch a movie” and long story short my dad got me laid thanks dad.

    4 Jan 2014

    kholendx78:

    Heart To Heart with David So Episode 1: Jayesslee

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    22 Sep 2013

    YES

    YES

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    3 Sep 2013

    yarrahs-life:

    American History 101

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    3 Sep 2013

    “I think if people seem to be relating so strongly to the songs, then I guess everyone must be… slightly… crazy. I think everyone is more similar than you would think. I think everyone has, you know, demons and ghosts and things they don’t want to think about. Things that they think about too much and stuff that scares them just before they go to sleep. It’s almost like, you think you’re the only one, and you write these songs thinking that it’s a catharsis for you. But there must be a lot of people that feel like that.”
    — Florence Welch (via urbadtameez)

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    3 Sep 2013

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    3 Sep 2013

    Thicke Parody - Defined lines (Auckland Uni Blurred Lines Parody) (by SuperShortComedy)

    Seriously amazing

    3 Sep 2013

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    3 Sep 2013

    cricsyxo:

    divinedorothy:

    egotastical:

    divinedorothy:

    bisexual people aren’t more likely to cheat in relationships but we are more likely to cheat at cards, while lesbians are most likely to cheat at jenga, and genderqueer people often cheat at mario kart

    how the fuck do you cheat at jenga

    ask a lesbian

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    Ellen answers this question quite nicely.