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How to Know If You Are Bisexual

March 20, 2023

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How to Know If You Are Bisexual


Although there is still a lot of stigma surrounding bisexuality, more people are starting to embrace this sexual orientation openly. It is essential to know what to do if we identify as bisexual and the impact that bisexual relationships can have on us. This blog post contains everything we should know about bisexuals and the effect of this sexual orientation on relationships.

Defining bisexual relationships

The definition of bisexuality is as being sexually and romantically attracted to more than one gender. Contrary to what some might think, bisexuality is not a phase people go through; it’s a natural, valid sexual orientation. People who identify as bi or bisexual are sexually and romantically attracted to people of their gender and those of a different gender [1]. For some people, being bisexual has nothing to do with sex. They may be attracted to people of more than one gender but not necessarily want to have sex with them. A bisexual person may be equally attracted to both genders or have a stronger attraction to one gender.

Furthermore, a bisexual can be in a monogamous, open, or relationship with multiple partners. It can be challenging for bisexuals to navigate relationships as there is often pressure to conform to traditional gender roles. However, it is essential to understand people don’t choose to be bisexual, and it’s not something that someone can turn on or off; being bisexual is an intrinsic part of who they are.

How to know if you are bisexual

Bisexuality is a sexual orientation in which a person experiences attraction to both men and women, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. A person who is bisexual is attracted to people of their gender as well as other genders. There’s no one way to know if we are bisexual. Some people know from a young age that they are attracted to people of their gender and other genders; others may not realize it until later. There is no right or wrong way to be bisexual and no one way to have a bisexual relationship. Some bisexual individuals prefer to date people of their gender, while others are open to dating people of any gender [2]. Communicating with our partners about what we are and what makes us feel comfortable is essential.

What should you do if you are bisexual?

There is no one right way to come out as bisexual, but we can do a few things to make the process easier. Here are some essential tips for coming out as bisexual:

Here are some essential tips for coming out as bisexual

  • Find a support group or community.

Having a support system in place can make coming out a lot easier. Many online and offline resources are available for bisexuals seeking help navigating their situations. Finding a group or community that we feel comfortable with and that can offer us the support we need is essential.

  • Get educated on the topic.

Before coming out, we must educate ourselves about bisexuality. It will help us to understand our sexuality better and to be able to answer any questions that others may have.

  • Be open-minded.

It is crucial to keep an open mind about the different types of relationships bisexuals can have. We might be attracted to someone out of the traditional /female dynamic.

  • Come out on our terms.

We should only come out as bisexual when we are ready and on our terms, not because someone is pressuring us.

  • Be confident.

Being confident in who we are is essential, which will help us better deal with any negativity we may encounter as bisexuals.

  • Seek professional help.

If we struggle to come to terms with our bisexuality or experience anxiety or depression, we should seek professional help. Many resources are available to help us deal with such issues. 

Confusion about sexual orientation and how to overcome that

Many individuals can experience confusion regarding their sexual orientation. It is not as black or white as it may seem, and one may find it challenging to understand and navigate their feelings. We must seek professional help or join a support group in such a case. There are resources available that can help us overcome confusion about our sexuality.

What impact does bisexuality have on relationships?

There is no one answer to this question, as the impact of bisexual relationships can vary greatly depending on the individuals involved. However, common themes include increased communication and understanding, greater self-acceptance and confidence, and a more open-minded relationship approach [3].

How to convey to your partner your sexual orientation, and how to handle such bisexual conflicts

For many people, being in a bisexual relationship can be a positive and affirming experience. It can help them to feel more comfortable and confident in their sexuality and to feel more understood and accepted by their partners. Additionally, it can lead to better communication and understanding between partners. Of course, as in any relationship, there can also be challenges. Some bisexuals may struggle with jealousy or insecurity, while others may find different navigating levels of attraction difficult.

Furthermore, it is difficult to come out and tell your partner about your sexual orientation, and you may be worried about their reaction or how it will affect your relationship. However, being honest with your partner and communicating openly about your feelings is essential. If you are unsure how to broach the subject, you may want to consult a therapist or counsellor who can help you plan what to say and how to say it. You may also wash consult with other members of the LGBTQ community to get their advice on how to come out to your partner. Once you have come out to your partner, be open to their reaction and discuss how this will affect your relationship.


Bisexual relationships can help break down barriers and promote understanding. By being open about their relationship, bisexual couples can help others see that there is more than one way to love. In addition, bisexual relationships can help challenge traditional ideas about gender and sexuality. Furthermore, bisexual relationships can help create a more inclusive environment for everyone. By being visible, bisexual couples can help create a space where everyone can feel comfortable and accepted. If you are in a bisexual relationship or considering entering one, know that you may have a leg up on the competition regarding relationship satisfaction!


  1. Defining bisexuality: Challenges and importance of and toward a … (no date). Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323619723_Defining_Bisexuality_Challenges_and_Importance_of_and_Toward_a_Unifying_Definition (Accessed: February 15, 2023).
  2. Kilanowski-Press, L. (1970) Bisexual, SpringerLink. Springer US. Available at: https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-0-387-79061-9_366 (Accessed: February 15, 2023).
  3. Understanding bisexuality (no date) American Psychological Association. American Psychological Association. Available at: https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/bisexual (Accessed: February 15, 2023).

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