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A3. Is there a difference between "a bisexual", "bisexual" and "bi"?

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This article is from the BiSexuality FAQ, by Jon Harley jon@parkplatz.net with numerous contributions by others.

A3. Is there a difference between "a bisexual", "bisexual" and "bi"?

Yes. Definitions for "a bisexual" are suggested above - all relating to
attraction and behaviour. "Bisexual" (and the short form, "bi") is sometimes
used as an adjective, to describe a bisexual person.

However, many people who exhibit bisexual behaviour do not identify as
bisexual; and other people may identify as bisexual for reasons other than
those suggested in the narrow definitions of section A2. In other words,
bisexual identity and bisexual behaviour are not necessarily the same thing.
So the word bisexual is being used in two different ways here.

Some argue that if bisexual is to mean anything, it must have a strong
definition - that of exhibiting bisexual behaviour, or at least the potential
for it. Others feel it is more important to respect people's self-definition
whatever it is.

It has been suggested that the word "bisexual" should be limited to describing
behaviour, and the word "bi" could be used for describing identity, with all
the cultural implications which have grown up in the bi community.

Since the word "bisexual" can be used in different ways, it is enough to
bear this in mind and make it clear how YOU are using it, in the interests of
good communication.

 

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