Bisexual Relationship Advice: 7 Questions to Ask a Bisexual Person
How many more years and how many more studies are needed before people would stop asking if bisexuality really exists? Well, for all those who think that bisexuality is an imaginary thing or, equally worse, a temporary affliction, there’s some news: there are millions of bisexuals in the world and they are happy being bisexual.
So stop asking this redundant question and voice more important bisexual questions — like the ones listed ahead — questions about bisexuality.
Question 1: Why don’t people believe when someone says, “I’m bisexual”?
When someone says he’s straight, everybody takes that the words at their face value. A homosexual too doesn’t encounter a puzzling look when he or she reveals his or her identity. Then why this look with a big question mark on it when a bisexual speaks out his or her sexual identity? Think about it.
Question 2: Why there are more cases of bisexual women being attacked, abuses, and raped by their partners?
According to a 2010-study, bi women are two times more likely to experience a sexual assault from their partners than lesbians and straight women. The fact is indeed alarming and disturbing and there’s an immediate need to publicized and tackle it.
Question3: Why depression is more common in bi women than straight and lesbians?
A 2011-study had revealed that stress, depression, and binge-drinking are more common in bisexual women than straight women and lesbians. The study didn’t revealed cause and effect, but it is widely believed that social stigma is a huge contributing factor.
Question 4: Why there’s so much prejudice against bi people?
Bi people experience prejudice not only from straight people but also other members of LGBT community, that is from lesbians, gays, and transgenders. The ‘B’ in LGBT is the biggest part of it (in a study more people identified themselves as bisexual than gay, lesbian, or transgender), but it still is prejudiced against by other community members.
Question 5: Why bi people are more likely to be on food stamps than straight people?
According to a study, there are more LGBT people on food stamps than straight people; to be precise LGBTs are 1.7 times more likely to be on food stamps than those who are straight. However, bi fare significantly worse than their other community members. In comparison lesbians and gays, bisexuals are about two times more likely to receive SNAP benefits.
Question 6: Why bi women report poorer mental health than heterosexual women and lesbian?
According to a study, bi women, probably because they experience rejection from the straight community as well as from the community, are more likely to experience mental health issues than their straight and gay counterparts. The fact that more bi women are on food stamps than straight and gay women is also a key factor here.
Question 7: How can create a better environment for bisexuals?
This is the most important question of all, one which help bisexuals integrate better with the other members of LGBT community and straight community. Better integration in turn will save them from the damaging effects, both psychological and economical, stemming from the feeling of being left out.