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Hi, I‘m Bill. I am Bisexual.

Hey, hey. I'm living in the Inland Empire of Southern California. My name is Bill. I've been an outdoorsman since I was a little kid, hunting, hiking, fishing and whatnot. I'm your average manly man! I have the same amount of ex-wives as kids, 2. I'm currently single with no love interests either way. Hopefully, I can find people of both sexes to get along with and talk to here. I am 5 foot 11 inches tall, 170 lbs. I'm in pretty good shape for a man my age, 49, and like to have a good time like everyone else. I have a great sense of humor and I'm really easy to get along with.

What being bisexual means to me

What being bisexual means to me is basically a definition of who I am. The comfort that comes with admitting and realizing this is amazing. I've only had a bisexual experience with one man. He was a buddy of mine and I didn't find out about his preference for a while. I need to say I was shocked! We had been out to the bars and picked up women many a time. It just happened one night. We were just kicking it, drinking a beer, watching porn, and one thing led to another. At first I felt so guilty. I was afraid the neighbors would find out, or my other friends, but the more I thought about the experience the more natural it was for me! Unfortunately, he moved out of town, so I've been without this part of myself for quite some while. I can't wait to get back in the swing. Now that I'm coming out, maybe some of my other friends will join us. ;-)

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We are NORMAL. LOL. Seriously, if I didn't tell you, you would know nothing, never even suspect! I raised two wonderful children and they're straight. I'll joke with you in line at the supermarket, help chop down a tree, or fix a flat tire, whatever. You really would never suspect.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

Well, I hit on this earlier, but in a nutshell, a male friend of mine got me to the comfort level where we could share something wonderful!

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

By far the toughest thing is knowing the prejudiced judgment my family, and many close friends, will pass if they find out. I'm still the same person, just with an added extra curricular activity.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The freedom to be comfortable with myself. I've always been an out-of-the-box thinker and allowing myself the freedom to enjoy nice, good people of both sexes is immensely satisfying both emotionally and physically!

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

Oh, my friend that introduced me to this part of myself is obviously cool with it. Only two other people know, a buddy of mine and his wife. Well, I guess they don't actually know, they just suspect, and they value me as a friend enough not to let it matter. So, I'm still extremely discreet.

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

Find someone, or someones, who you feel comfortable with and bring it up. Get comfortable with first just talking about it. When the right person comes along you can then experience it. Don't guilt yourself. Always remember it's natural and there is nothing wrong with you! If someone doesn't like it, then there's something wrong with them!