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The bisexual pride flag. The pink means attraction to the same sex (homosexuality), the blue means attraction to the opposite sex (heterosexuality), and the purple means bisexuality (pink + blue = purple)

Bisexuality is a sexual orientation. Bisexual (also bi) people are sexually attracted to both men and women.[1] Some bisexual people love men and women the same and some people love one more than the other.

A popular myth within the LGBT community is that bisexual people can only be attracted to cis people (people who identify with their assigned birth gender), and/or males and females. This is incorrect.

Some bisexual people have preferences to one or more sexes, however some may not. Both attractions are entirely valid and accepted by the bisexual community, as bisexuality is fluid and is a different experience for every bisexual person.[2]

In 1948, Alfred Kinsey published the Kinsey scale. The Kinsey scale shows that sexuality is a continuum, meaning it moves little by little from heterosexuality to homosexuality. On the Kinsey scale, a 0 is someone who is only heterosexual. A 6 is someone who is only homosexual. Someone who is equally homosexual and heterosexual (bisexual) is a 3.

In biology, bisexual can define an organism that has both male and female organs. This mostly refers to plants.

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  1. Bailey JM, Vasey PL, Diamond LM, Breedlove SM, Vilain E, Epprecht M (September 2016). "Sexual Orientation, Controversy, and Science". Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 17 (2): 45–101. doi:10.1177/1529100616637616. PMID 27113562. S2CID 42281410.
  2. Rosario M.; Schrimshaw E.; Hunter J. & Braun L. 2006. Sexual identity development among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths: Consistency and change over time. Journal of Sex Research. 43 (1): 46–58. [1]

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