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InvisibleEvolving
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Bisexuality and Biphobia
    #1133334 - 12/11/02 07:28 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Is bisexuality a congenital condition (a result of conditions in the womb or genetics) or a choice?


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To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Evolving]
    #1133348 - 12/11/02 07:32 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Ah the poignant question of the moment.  I hope everyone has their thinking caps on. hehehe :grin:

As an aside right and the beginning of this great thread let me ask another poignant question of the moment.

Do you think men like to talk about sex? :wink:


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: ]
    #1133354 - 12/11/02 07:34 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Do you think men like to talk about sex?

Only when they are not actually doing it; other than that, no.


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InvisibleEvolving
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Re: Bisexuality [Re: ]
    #1133355 - 12/11/02 07:34 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

In reply to:

Do you think men like to talk about sex?



Yes, but not as much as engaging in it.


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Evolving]
    #1133360 - 12/11/02 07:35 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Sorry evolving, I came, er, I got there first.


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Swami]
    #1133366 - 12/11/02 07:37 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

This is another fine mess you've gotten me into.


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Evolving]
    #1133372 - 12/11/02 07:38 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Can we talk about my fear of bicycles?


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Swami]
    #1133376 - 12/11/02 07:40 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Sure but you should probably start another thread for it.

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!

You guys are too much!


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Swami]
    #1133377 - 12/11/02 07:41 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Did you have a bad experience with one when you were a young muscular man of 25?


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To call humans 'rational beings' does injustice to the term, 'rational.'  Humans are capable of rational thought, but it is not their essence.  Humans are animals, beasts with complex brains.  Humans, more often than not, utilize their cerebrum to rationalize what their primal instincts, their preconceived notions, and their emotional desires have presented as goals - humans are rationalizing beings.


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Evolving]
    #1133387 - 12/11/02 07:45 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Oh man... You, Plato and Swami are just too much!!!

I keep having to bite my tongue to keep from laughing out loud and having everybody here in the computer lab look at me like I'm crazy!


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Evolving]
    #1133397 - 12/11/02 07:49 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Now, I think this one is a bit more likely to actually be a choice. There are probably some cases where people are actually attracted to both sexes, but I think it's a little less common. Any straight man could obviously engage in sex with another man if he wanted to, and if he could get himself to be comfortable with the idea, then he might as well go for it. It might not be as good as being with a woman, but it's probably going to be more exciting than jerking off.

I don't think I'd be comfortable with it. I've gotten offers, but the idea made me nervous and uncomfortable. Why? Not exactly sure, but I did think about it, so I wouldn't be surprised if some straight men would have no problem with it.

As for women, I think it's a little bit different. A lot of women seem to be more confused about their sexuality when they're first maturing. Everyone knows that female attraction is based less on physical appearance than male attraction. I think this makes it a little easier to become attracted to someone of the same sex, and to become confused. It probably also makes it easier to get used to the idea of having sex with someone of the same sex.

As a result, it's easier, and more common for women to experiment.

Just speculation, of course, but I think it's a pretty solid theory.


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1133415 - 12/11/02 07:53 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

lol

Well it is good to know the Swamster and I are adding to your discomfort.

:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Cheers,


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: ]
    #1133419 - 12/11/02 07:53 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Poignant isn't the word for it....it must be in the stars... or the water....or the mind......

Maybe the polarity shift is happening right now!!! :blush:


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Phluck]
    #1133465 - 12/11/02 08:07 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

In reply to:

Now, I think this one is a bit more likely to actually be a choice.



My choice would be to spend an evening with two bisexual women. I AM NOT BIPHOBIC!


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Re: Bisexuality [Re: Evolving]
    #1133476 - 12/11/02 08:09 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

I am so proud of you.


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Re: Bisexuality and Biphobia [Re: Evolving]
    #1133725 - 12/11/02 10:57 PM (14 years, 2 days ago)

I think it might be biological on some level, but on another level I think it might have to do with having an open mind. Often people who previously considered themselves straight or gay later consider themselves bi. For example, I have a friend who used to consider herself a lesbian, but now she has a boyfriend, so she considers herself bi. While I personally could only see myself in a relationship with a girl, I once made out with a guy and liked it. Curiosity has a lot to do with it, I think. Of course, curiosity is a genetic trait, so you could still argue it's genetics.


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Re: Bisexuality and Biphobia [Re: silversoul7]
    #1134834 - 12/12/02 09:47 AM (14 years, 2 days ago)

Here is one for the books:

I lived in a co-op household in my 20s with 4 others. One of the girls was bisexual. She and her female lover were faithful to one another as far as other women went, but each had many male lovers. Their relationship blew apart when both became pregnant at about the same time.


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