bisexuality

(noun) Emotional, physical, romantic, or sexual attraction to members of the same and opposite sex based on a binary of female and male.

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  • A (adjective) bisexual individual is not necessarily attracted to both sexes at the same time or in the same manner and extent.
  • Biphobia is a “fear” of bisexual individuals and bicuriosity (bi-curiosity or bicuriousity) is an expressed or unexpressed sexual or emotional interest in both men and women.

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How to Cite the Definition of Bisexuality

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bisexuality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bisexuality/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

bisexuality. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bisexuality/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bisexuality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/bisexuality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“bisexuality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bisexuality/>.