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Is everyone bisexual?

In short, no.  Roughly 2.2% of women and 1.4% of men self-identify as bisexual.  The number of people whose behavior is bisexual, but who choose to label themselves as straight, gay, or lesbian, is certainly much higher – about 3 to 4 times that – but still represents less than 10% of the population.


Like being straight and being gay, being bisexual is something that happens sometimes. I'm bisexual, but my husband is straight. If my husband were a woman, I would still be in love with her and want to have sex with her. But if the situation were reversed, and I had been born a man, my husband would no longer be interested in me. (One of many discussions we've had.) We would be friends if I were a man, but no matter how in love I was with him, he wouldn't date or marry me.

So he's really straight, and I'm really bisexual.


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