United States

Hi, I‘m Jasmine. I am Bisexual.

I live in Colorado,born 1999, currently in 11th grade so just a student for now, I love swimming and reading and watching anime/tv/movies, I have made Wicca practicing a hobby of mine and I also collect rocks which I guess ties into the Wicca practice. I am spiritual and really open minded. I have very strong opinions but I am very accepting as well. I agree with pro-choice, lgbt rights, marijuana legalization, and peace. I also believe that sexuality is not a choice, it is genetic. I do not agree to conversion therapy! I am currently single, kind of planning to ask a girl out soon. I love gaming as well, I play xbox and pc. So if you wanna play sometime hmu. :) <3

What being bisexual means to me

It means a lot to me, its feels good to fit into something that wasn't really a well known world for me. But it was such a journey for me, and it makes me feel very open and free to all new things.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We are not confused. We can marry a man or woman and still be bisexual. If you date either gender you are still bisexual. No just because I'm bisexual doesn't mean I am attracted to you.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I started to feel attracted to females when I was in 8th grade. But I was attracted to males to. At the time I didn't know what to call it. I would say either bisexual or bi-curious. The first girl I kissed was when I was 16 so around 2015. As well as the first boy I kissed. Which is kind of amusing to me. Because it just confirmed my liking for both genders. The first girl I dated was last year (2016) around November. The first boy I dated was when I was 15... but unsure of month or yeah. It could of been 2015-2016.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The questions, the family, the fact it is a "trend", being called fake or untrue

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Everything, it's cool to be in woman's locker rooms. Just kidding. I think exploring your tastes is definitely the best thing. Figuring out what kind of guy you want. Or figuring out what kind of girl you want.

How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?

Sometimes there is no reaction. My mom at first questioned on how I knew and things of that sort. I had a really hard time telling her or my stepdad. For no reason in the end. My stepdad kinda laughed when I told him, I think he thought I was confused or something. People would ask me "how do you know you are bisexual if you've never been with a girl" Its kind of a annoying question. Because I hadn't dated a girl until like the end of 2016. But I had kissed a girl in 2015. Which I guess some people didn't consider that enough. I just felt extremely attracted in girls more than a friend way. I have only dated and kissed guys as well. Nothing further than that.. so sometimes when they ask I am not sure myself because I haven't "done it" with either. But I still feel very attracted to both genders.

What advice do you have for someone who thinks they may be bi or who is in the process of coming out as bi?

Make sure you really feel that way for sure. Not because your friends are or because it is trendy. If you feel genuinely attracted to both genders. Then you probably are! I had an easy parent to come out to. So I don't think I have really good advice about that. But be strong and confident. Be honest with yourself and others.