Neither confused, nor promiscuous, nor undecided: bisexuality exists

Bisexual Visibility Day Neither confused, nor promiscuous, nor undecided: bisexuality exists

Bisexual people denounce the "social erasure" and stigma they suffer

In the Bisexual Visibility Day the associations LGTBIQ + regret that the «monosexism prevailing in society»Generate biphobia, invisibility, rejection and even assaults. Bisexual people are victims of myths derived from the ignorance of a society that ignores them because it cannot fit them into closed categories, a vision against which this group fights.

According to the definition of the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals (FELGTB) the bisexual people they feel attraction «sexual, emotional and / or romantic»Towards people«of more than one gender and / or sex«. But this does not happen «necessarily at the same time, in the same way, at the same level or with the same intensity«.

The sexologist and anthropologist Naomi Parra argues: «The question of invisibility is closely related to the confused idea of ​​'no place', 'being between two waters' that we would say, between the homosexual and the heterosexual, which leads us to a misconception of sexual orientation as a continuous line with two opposite poles«. Is he "monosexism«, A hermetic system in which the affective and sexual attraction cannot vary. From this lack of understanding biphobia is born, the fear or aversion to bisexuals as a manifestation of the rejection of the unknown, which in turn generates myths, stereotypes and false conceptions about the group, a type of misinformation that can lead to The discrimination.

Young people with fewer taboos

According to the survey on social and affective relationships in times of the covid-19 pandemic published by the CISplatforms, 93,9% of Spaniards declare themselves heterosexual. But that percentage drops 11 points, to 82,7%, among young people between 18 and 24 years old. In this age group, the youngest of the six included in the survey, 13,2% declare themselves bisexual and 3,2%, homosexual. The survey of CIS shows that the end of adolescence is a stage of exploration of one's sexuality. But it also reflects that young people today have fewer taboos than a few decades ago when it comes to making this discovery and talking about it.

Incomprehension and invisibility

Bisexual people are victims of myths derived from the ignorance of a society that ignores them because it cannot fit them into closed categories. Incomprehension and invisibility are his main enemies. Topics such as that it is a phase, that we are all bisexual in some way, that they are more promiscuous or that bisexual people are attracted to men and women in the same proportion do not help to understand bisexuality. It is necessary for society to acquire a greater degree of awareness about the circumstances and needs of this group that is so invisible and at the same time so majority.

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Sources: PublicEl PaísDay

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