What All Bisexual Teens Need to Know

It's Not Just a Phase!

Did you know that bisexuality is a distinct sexual orientation all of its own? A lot of people don't realize this. Some think bisexuals are confused. Others think that it is just about sex. Some people write off people who say they are bi as being confused or going through a phase.  Sometimes you hear that bisexuals just aren't ready to come out as gay or lesbian yet. Oh and has anyone ever heard that only girls can be bi, not guys? Here's the thing: none of these myths are true. So here is important information for any teen who identifies as bisexual or who is wondering about how this sexual orientation works. 

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Bisexual Life

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Bisexual individuals are sexually and romantically attracted to people of the opposite gender and people of the same gender. Bisexuals can be male or female. Plenty of bisexual people are monogamous and some aren't.
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Myths About Bisexuals

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There are a lot of myths about what it means to be bisexual. These include things like bisexuality is just phase, bisexuals are promiscuous, and bisexuality doesn't exist. Here's why these notions are wrong!

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A lot of people think that bisexuality is just a phase that someone will grow out of. Many bisexuals disagree. So do researchers. This is what they have to say. More »
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A lot of teens experiment with same gender experiences. Sometimes this means that the teen is gay, lesbian or bisexual. But sometimes it doesn't. Either way is fine and nothing to worry about. More »

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Sometime people think only girls, not guys, can be bisexual. However it is totally possible to be a bisexual male! But don't just trust me, here is what bisexual guys and researchers have to say on the matter. More »
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The phrase "bi-curious" refers to people who are interested in having a same gender sexual experience without necessarily labeling their sexual orientation as bisexual. Not everyone loves this phrase however and here is why. More »
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According to UrbanDictionary, the word Heteroflexible refers to: "A person who identifies themselves as primarily heterosexual but can find the same sex sexually appealing."  More »
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I Feel Greedy for Liking a Boy and a Girl

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A lot of people, both straight and gay, have to deal with having sexual feelings for people who aren't their partners. This isn't only an issue for bisexuals! But this is what one bisexual teen is struggling with.

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 Almost every teen has had the experince of having a crush on someone who ends up dating another person. But what happens when you are a bisexual girl and you lose the girl you have a crush on to a guy?  More »

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Questioning Your Sexual Orientation

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Being gay curious and questioning both refer to people who have questions about their sexuality orientation or gender identity. Some people question whether they are LGBT. Others question whether they are hetero.

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Sex is a big issue for a lot of gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, and there is a huge range of experiences among young LGBT individuals. Things like deciding whether to have sex, fantasizing, and figuring up who you are attracted to, are all issues that come up frequently. More »

Bisexual Teen Life

Bisexuality is sometimes seen as an "in between" identity, but as many bisexual teens can tell you, that just ins't the case!