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BiSexuality FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about BiSexuality

This FAQ about BiSexuality was compiled and written by Jon Harley jon@parkplatz.net with numerous contributions by others.

Copyright (c) Jon Harley 2001. May not be reproduced for profit.

-A1. What is bisexuality?
Bisexuality means sexual or romantic attraction or behavior directed ...
-A2. What is "a bisexual"?
A strict definition of a bisexual would be someone who has romantic and/...
-A3. Is there a difference between "a bisexual", "bisexual" and "bi"?
Yes. Definitions for a bisexual are suggested above - all relating ...
-A4. So if I've never slept with a MOTSS/MOTOS, but I feel attracted toone, am I bisexual?
(See section B12 for the definitions of MOTSS/MOTOS)...
-A5. Aren't bisexuals just going through a phase of being confused about their sexuality?
The simple answer is no or at least not necessarily - many of us ...
-A6. Aren't bisexuals really denying their homosexuality?
It's difficult for some lesbian/gay people to come to grips with ...
-A7. Are bisexuals equally attracted to both sexes?
Many bisexuals feel they have a preference for one sex over the other, ...
-A8. Do bisexuals have to have lovers of both sexes to be bisexual?
No. People who call themselves bisexual are saying that they are attracted ...
-A9. Are bisexuals capable of monogamy?
Yes, some are. It depends on the individual. It's like asking Can a ...
-A10. But if they're monogamous, how can they be bisexual?
A bisexual deciding to be monogamous is not deciding to be gay ...
-A11. Isn't everyone really bisexual?
Not by any useful definition. A useful definition of bisexuality might be,...
-A12. Why do you think bi issues are different from gay issues, since all your problems come from the same source, homophobia?
While homophobia is a bi issue (many would say the biggest issue), we do ...
-A13. Why would lesbians/gay men discriminate against bisexuals?
One reason is because we are sometimes perceived as hiding, a sense ...
-A14. Why CAN'T you choose one sex over the other?
Some of us have tried, but why should we? Denying our attraction to one sex ...
-A15. I've discovered that I'm bisexual - should I tell my family?
Look at your life, and decide that if by telling them you will help yourself,...
-A16. Is there really a bisexual community?
You're talking to one right now. We are here to share our lives, ...
-A17. Are there any bi-friendly places in real life?
Yes. Some lesbian/gay venues (pubs/bars, clubs, meeting-rooms) ...
-A18. Does anyone know of any good books with bisexual characters?
The Bisexual Resources List (cf section A20) gives up-to-date details of ...
-A19. What is the Kinsey scale?
Dr. Alfred Kinsey created a scale, graduated between heterosexuality ...
-A20. What other resources are available on bisexuality?
There is a great deal of information on all kinds of aspects of ...
-B0. The prevailing "etiquette"
This section describes the prevailing etiquette approved by consensus ...
-B1. Hi, I'm straight. Is it okay if I post here too?
You do not need to be bisexual to post here and be welcomed. Indeed, ...
-B2. Is it okay if I ask you all a few questions about bisexuality?
Please realise that many people who are bisexual (or members of any ...
-B3. Would you all please help me with this survey on sexuality?
People post surveys to soc.bi pretty regularly, so you are not likely to get ...
-B4. "How can I pick up some hot bisexual babes for a threesome?"
Don't even THINK about using soc.bi for picking up casual partners. Soc.bi ...
-B5. Is there anything else I should not discuss on soc.bi?
While by and large anything goes, any consideration of the morality (...
-B6. Why is crossposting a bad idea?
Posting to two or more newsgroups runs a greatly increased risk of ...
-B7. Can I post my list of bi wombat fans weekly/monthly?
It is recommended that periodic postings to soc.bi satisfy at least one of ...
-B8. I haven't seen any responses to my posting. Are you all ignoring me?
In all likelihood, people have read your posting but choose not to respond ...
-B9. Why is soc.bi so argumentative at the moment, why can't it always be nice and fluffy?
There is no one single purpose to the soc.bi newsgroup. Some people like ...
-B10. You flamed a newbie! Shouldn't you be more supportive?
Soc.bi is a discussion group, not a support group. This does not mean ...
-B11. I'd like to post to soc.bi but my newsreader won't let me, is there another way? And can I post anonymously?
If your local news server or software won't let you post, and you have a ...
-B12. What do all these acronyms mean: MOTSS, MOTOS, SO, TOCOTOX, YASBP, HBB, HNG?
MOTSS: Member(s) Of The Same Sex. Often loosely used to refer to anyone ...
-B13. What about: muffin, de-muffining, fluff, bidar, obBi, bidiot, BBQ-ripple, nutella, sock-biter?
muffin: A person who reads but has never posted to soc.bi. De-muffining ...
-B14. What do you mean by "monosexual"?
Monosexual is a term which can be used to describe any person whose long-...
-B15. What's all this about a cabal?
Some people make jokes about a soc.bi cabal of people who know each ...
-B16. How old is soc.bi?
The group was newgrouped on the 22nd October, 1991. Its charter, ...
-C1. Frequency and purpose
This FAQ is posted weekly to soc.bi,news.answers,soc.answers. It is ...
-C2. Contributors
These are the people directly involved in developing the FAQ. Although ...









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