In the LGBT community, bisexuals are still misunderstood by some. There are people that don’t believe in bisexuality—to them, you like one or the other, not both. Sadly, there are people within the LGBT community that are just as closed off to the idea of bisexuality. They can be downright cruel to those who claim to love both genders, as if there is something wrong with that, which there isn’t.
The Kinsey Scale, developed by Alfred Kinsey, also known as the Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale, places people at various points between completely heterosexual, and completely homosexual—with bisexuality being in the middle. There are also more points on either side, but those three are the major pinpoints. Not all bisexuals are created equal. Two men can be bisexual, but one may favor a particular gender more than the other, while still liking both. Also just as possible is having a man/woman who likes both genders equally—meaning they don’t prefer one sex over another.
This leads to the question: why is it so important to place people in cookie-cutter categories? You can’t. An example—a man can claim to be entirely heterosexual, yet he occasionally receives blowjobs from a male friend in secret. So, in reality, he is not purely heterosexual; but it also doesn’t mean he’s gay. This is why the Kinsey Scale is so useful.
Instead of judging someone because you think bisexuality makes no sense—try thinking on the matter. If you are gay, you didn’t choose to be that way. And you know you can’t change. Why is it so hard to believe that some people are born liking both genders? It’s the same situation, only slightly different.
Where would you fall on the Kinsey Scale? Completely Heterosexual? Completely Homosexual? Bisexual? Or what about one of the smaller pinpoints that lay in between the big three? Are you a straight guy that has a girlfriend, but secretly masturbates to gay porn on occasion? Are you gay, but sometimes find yourself in bed with a man and a woman? Nothing in life is quite that simple, and sexual orientation is no exception.