Definition of Bisexuality
Example of Bisexuality
- In a polyamorous relationship, where an individual expresses sexual desire for both the other men and women involved.
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˌbaɪˌsɛkʃəˈwælədi/
- British English – /ˌbʌɪsɛkʃʊˈalᵻti/
- Plural: bisexualities
- A bisexual individual is not necessarily attracted to both sexes at the same time or in the same manner and extent.
- Bisexuality is compared and contrasted to asexuality, heterosexuality, homosexuality and pansexuality.
- Variant spelling: bi-sexuality
- An (noun) bisexual lives (adverb) bisexually.
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APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
bisexuality. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bisexuality/
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bisexuality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 11, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/bisexuality/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“bisexuality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bisexuality/>.