Are Bisexuals Equally Attracted to Men and Women?

People wonder whether bisexuals are equally attracted to men and women and, as it turns out, the answer is as individual as people themselves.

Some people ask, "Are bisexuals equally attracted to men and women?" This is a good question and, as it turns out, equal attraction is not required in bisexuality. If a person is more attracted to red-heads than brunettes, it does not mean the person is not attracted to brunettes, it just means that he prefers red-heads. Likewise, preferring lettuce to liver does not make you a vegetarian. So there is no reason to think that bisexuals would have an equal preference to both genders.

There is a wide variety of types of bisexuals; while some love the differences between genders, others don't even see the differences and there are some who think that seeing things in terms of gender is restrictive.

Sexuality is not all black and white and in the end, it all comes down to personal preference.

Hopefully, this puts the "equal desire myth" to rest. Here are some other myths about bisexuality.

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Tracy, N. (2013, April 12). Are Bisexuals Equally Attracted to Men and Women?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, December 6 from

Last Updated: May 20, 2019

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