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Bisexuality

In a provocative New York Times article, published July 5, 2005, Benedict Carey reported on the results of a study disputing whether “true bisexuality exists” as a “distinct and stable sexual orientation.” Bisexuality, an identity constituted by sexual attraction to both sexes, has long been one of the most difficult to define sexual identities. In a binary system of sexual orientations, individuals can-in some ways-be defined as either homosexual or heterosexual, according to the person with whom they are currently in a relationship. Because bisexuality implies an individual's sexuality is malleable and contingent, the category has been marginalized in both heterosexual and homosexual communities, often labeled by both groups as a phase. In the same Times article, the author describes some ...

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