We love the fact that the LGBTQ+ world has been growing and growing of late. Of course, there is still a long way to go and huge steps to take, but we are definitely in a better place than we ever have been before.
This sexual fluidity has meant that more and more people who before would never have even thought that they were sexually fluid, find that they are.
We love the fact that more and more people are wanting to explore their own sexuality and things that can come along with it. But this can mean that there are more myths and misunderstandings that come with this sexual revolution.
Let’s take this opportunity to take a look at some of the biggest myths that come with sexual fluidity and its increase.
We were all born this way
Of course, there is a whole lot of truth to this particular statement and in the most part, if you are gay or straight, or anything else that falls in-between the two, then it is always been that case. That you were born that way. With our modern approach to sexuality, with our ability to be fluid with what we find attractive, it makes sense that things can change for people as they go through life. Which means that the idea that we are born this way, doesn’t really apply.
You have to explain yourself
It doesn’t matter who you are, or who you find attractive; the important thing to remember is that you don’t have to ever explain yourself. If someone doesn’t understand your sexuality, then that is their problem and you don’t have to explain yourself. It is down to them to learn more and if they need to ask questions, then they should be able to do so, so long as they are respectful.
It is greedy!
A common statement that seems to be made about someone who is bisexual or pansexual is that they are simply “greedy” and that is why they identify the way that they do. This really isn’t a fair representation of sexuality. No-one is greedy because they find a variety of other people attractive, they just realise that there is beauty in all and are happy to act on it! Surely, this just means that they are open, that they are loving and that they should be an inspiration to others around them?
A fluid person finds everyone attractive
Another common misconception that is made about someone who is sexually fluid, is that they find everyone attractive. No matter who they are and what they look like. Sure, someone who is pan or bi is going to have a much wider chance of finding someone that they find attractive. But this doesn’t mean that anyone is “fair game”, something that seems to be thought of all those people who are bi or pan.
We think that it is wonderful that people can be open about who they find attractive without having to worry about being judged. Sure, there is still some work to do and it is going to take time, but, the thought that we are on the right track already, that is pretty exciting for us!