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    Choosing to have sexual relationship with the same sex is known as homosexuality‚ the opposite sex (heterosexuality)‚ or both sexes are known as bisexuality. All of these are different types of sexual orientations. In the past there were some people who believed that heterosexuality was what God had said to be normal and good while anything other than that would be the work of the devil or a sin against God. There have been many theories that account for the development of diverse sexual orientations

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    What is bisexuality? Synthesizing the predominant theories of bisexuality‚ Smiley (1997) suggested the following definition: Bisexuality is a sexual orientation in which an individual: experiences a combination of sexual and affectional attractions to members of both sexes; engages to varying degrees in sexual activities with both sexes; and self-identifies as bisexual in a way that is consonant with personal‚ social‚ political‚ and lifestyle preferences (Smiley‚ 375). Bisexual and the

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    Bisexuality is the romantic sexual attraction to males and females or sexually attracted by both men and women.It is a behavior towards sexual attraction involving physical and or romantic to both of his same sex orientation.There is no definite explanation why individuals developed bisexual orientation. Some reasons say that it includes both environmental factors and genetic factors.Environmental factors can be exposure to the people around who are gay or bisexual.Bisexuality is the understanding

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    Social conditions also plays a big part to when kids are gender bending‚ it’s a ideological sign by people that they might be homosexual. Back to the lines that made sense; the statements of how bisexuality is rare among males after evidence from research sampling (pg. 1). From my sociological perspective‚ I have not ran into many males who identified as bisexual‚ they either were one or the other. In the section where it says Is There a Role for Learning

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    Mainstreaming Bisexuality It’s one thing for an individual to be bisexual‚ lesbian‚ gay or any other sexuality they identify as‚ it’s another thing to be portrayed as something they are not. Although people are adapting‚ and even accepting gender diversity stereotypes exist. Amy Zimmerman‚ the author of "It Ain’t Easy Being Bisexual on TV‚" states "Our mainstream media reinforces the notion that bisexuality is either a fun‚ voluntary act of experimentation or a mere myth through two tried and

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    Introduction Bisexuality is romantic attraction‚sexual attraction‚ or sexual behavior toward both males and females.A bisexual identity does not necessarily equate to equal sexual attraction to both sexes; commonly‚people who have a distinct but not exclusive sexual preference for one sex over the other also identify themselves as bisexual. Bisexuality has been observed in various societies and elsewhere in the animal kingdom throughout recorded history. The term bisexuality‚ however‚ like the term

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    of certain patriarchal sexual expectations that women members sought to undo and the more liberatory experiences they desired. Another SFL newsletter contains statistics about how many people are bisexual and asks about interest in bisexuality and planning a bisexuality activity. It seems that‚ within the SFL‚

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    her usually are only represented by their sexuality. Amy Zimmerman is a writer for the Daily Beast‚ specializing in entertainment. In an article she wrote “It Ain’t Easy Being Bisexual on TV”‚ she critiques the media’s portrayal of bisexuals and bisexuality. She states that most homosexual male characters are reduced to the clueless definition of “a disco-dancing‚ Oscar Wilde-reading‚ Streisand ticket-holding friend of Dorothy‚” a man whom gayness in an all- encompassing personality (561). Amy provides

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    the authors study‚ they gathered bisexuals through a convenience sample and then in that sample went through eligibility criteria to determine which participants were best fit to the definition of bisexuality . The author interviewed the participants and asked them questions regarding how their bisexuality has affected them. Among the answers‚ participants showed that they were stigmatized and felt their sexuality to be invisible and dismissed by peers‚ parents‚ and dating partners. In conclusion‚

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    Summary of Heterosexuals ’ Attitudes Toward Bisexual Men and Women in the United States This article examines the acceptance of bisexuality in the United States using a 1999 national RDD survey. The information was collected through surveys that lasted on average 44 minutes using 101-point ‘feeling thermometer’ survey. The participants were asked to answer questions about their feelings toward religious groups‚ gay people‚ injecting drug users‚ people with AIDS‚ racial‚ ethnic‚ or national groups

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