Bisexuality

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Bisexuality

  1. 1. Bisexuals<br />A Demographic of sexual choice<br />
  2. 2. Bisexuality<br />Bisexuality is sexual behavior or an orientation involving physical and/or romantic attraction to both males and females. (wiki)<br />American Institute of Bisexuality: http://bisexual.org/home.html<br />The idea of bisexuality was already present in philosophical and psychiatric literature at the end of the 1880s.<br />Freud based his theory on anatomical and embryological data: “In every normal male or female individual, traces are found of the apparatus of the opposite sex" (1905). This observation resulted in his conception of an "originally bisexual physical disposition [that] has, in the course of evolution, become modified into a unisexual one, leaving behind only a few traces of the sex that has become atrophied." <br />
  3. 3. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Bisexualby David Halperpin<br />Bisexuals: <br />are sexually attracted to males and females;<br />are not prevented from being sexually attracted to anyone because that person is male or female;<br />are sexually attracted to the individuals they are attracted to, whether those individuals are male or female;<br />are sexually attracted to their own sex but have a sexual history that includes sex with persons of the other sex;<br />are sexually attracted to the other sex but have a sexual history that includes sex with persons of their own sex;<br />are in a stable, long-term, sexual and erotic relationship with someone of their own sex but are also sexually attracted to persons of the other sex;<br />
  4. 4. Cont…<br />are in a stable, long-term, sexual and erotic relationship with someone of the other sex but are also sexually attracted to persons of their own sex;<br />have sex only with persons of their own sex who are gay and persons of the other sex who are heterosexual; <br />have sex only with other bisexuals (men or women);<br />have sex only with persons of their own sex but identify as bisexual;<br />have sex only with persons of the other sex but identify as bisexual;<br />have sex with males and females but identify as gay or lesbian; and<br />have sex with males and females but identify as heterosexual.<br />
  5. 5. Jessica Leigh Zaylia<br />Queer attracts queer?<br />Questioning sexuality—what does it lead to?<br />Religious confines allow for reconnection to heteronorm and hetero-privilege.<br />Am I cheating myself?<br />Sleeping with one woman, feeling self-validated but straight and queer community rejections.<br />mother: “You could tell me you’re a lesbian! You could even tell me your bisexual—I’d be more disappointed, but you could!”<br />
  6. 6. The bisexual option:<br />Bisexuality as a more problematic sexuality.<br />Disease? Stereotypes? Myths? Inability or failure to commit?<br />The bisexual option, Dr. Klein: http://bisexual.org/thebisexualoption.html<br />Bis are considered traitors. Many gays and lesbians condemn and ridicule bisexuality.<br />Mostly, there’s a fear that bi people leave their same sex partners for someone of the opposite sex.<br />This causes internalized heterosexism; where queer people start to believe that someone choosing to be in an opposite sex relationship implies same sex relationships are inferior.<br />It’s also connected to the tendency of bisexuals to rely on hetero privilege and hetero passing.<br />
  7. 7. hetero-privilege<br />http://web.missouri.edu/~umcstudentlifelgbt/resources/heterosexualprivilegeintro.pdf <br />http://www.d.umn.edu/~hrallis/professional/presentations/ally_training/het_privilege.htm<br />http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~hyrax/personal/files/student_res/straightprivilege.htm<br />
  8. 8. Fluidity of sexuality<br />Bi-curious/queer-curious/heteroflexible<br />Is it emotion, physical desire, or self-identity?<br />Freud-each of us has the capacity to love/desire individuals regardless of sex/gender.<br />Should we change ourselves or society?<br />bisexuality is demographic of sexual choice.<br />“…though many of us may choose…and though many of our choices and desires are connected to our culture and socialization, some of our tastes can be explained neither socially nor biologically. Sexuality and taste holds political significance because we all must have legal and social rights to choose our partners according to our tastes…” p. 120 (without inflicting harm or limiting someone else’s choice)<br />
  9. 9. Baby Queer<br />As I penetrate her with my fingers<br />It feels familiar<br />As I penetrate myself<br /> <br />When I find her clit <br />I simulate masturbation<br />As I bring her to orgasm<br />It mirrors some of my orgasms<br />Soft, subtle, feminine<br /> <br />It feels familiar<br />I’ve done this before<br />Oh wait I haven’t done this before<br />But it feels right, it feels natural<br />I—AM—QUEER<br />I’m queer<br />Even if my family doesn’t know it<br />I’m queer<br />Even if I’ve been in heterosexual relationships my whole life<br /> <br />Babe, I’m queer<br />How do you know if you’ve never been with a woman<br />That’s how that went<br /> <br />Mami, I’m queer<br />What? Ques eso voz?<br />I’m bisexual<br />Bisexual, I don’t believe in bisexual, you have to pick one or the other<br />That’s how I imagine it’ll go<br />
  10. 10. By Susana<br />I am queer<br />As I am NahualtPipil<br />As I am guerillera<br />As I am muxerista<br />As I am herstorian<br />As I am Raza Womyn<br />As I am Ix Chel<br /> <br />I am queer<br />As is my soul.<br /> <br />

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