Bisexuality Vs Bisexuality Essay

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Sexuality has always been something that is often changing and expanding. While it is assumed that there is one set binary for the sexuality spectrum, this is untrue and as individuals get more confident in themselves, the spectrum will continue to grow (Elizabeth, 2013). Even with the introduction of bisexuality, many sexualities, such as pansexuality are still being undermined and labelled as a ‘false sexuality’ (Elizabeth, 2013). In a world where heterosexuality reigns, anyone with a different sexuality is sometimes a bit timid to come out. However, eventually, homosexuality began to get more accepted, and is much more prominent in today’s society. In the past, no one would ever admit to being homosexual, or having homosexual fantasies. Now, however, “37% of men and 20% of women reported at least one homosexual experience that result in an orgasm” (Friedman et al. pg. 923, 1994) and since then, it can be assumed that the number has increased. Even with homosexuality being much more accepted, and bisexuality beginning to surface more, pansexuality is a …show more content…
Pansexuality is actually recognized as an extension of bisexuality (Elizabeth, 2013). Because the two are so similar, they are often mixed up and confused when it comes to defining one’s sexuality. Pansexuality is the attraction to anyone, regardless of what they identify as, while bisexuality is attraction to someone who is male or female. That is the main, and really only, difference between the two. Pansexuality arose from the bisexual spectrum when people became more fluid with their gender, and no longer fit into one of two categories (Elizabeth, 2013) and the people who were attracted to them. While pansexuality is lesser known, bisexuality is slowly growing in acceptance and acknowledgment from society. It is more common now to see characters in books and television shows that have been with both a male and female

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