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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 (sometimes shortened to bi) people are romantically or sexually attracted to both men and women.[1][2] It can also mean attraction to more than one gender.[3] Sometimes it is talked about as having romantic or sexual attraction to someone regardless of their sex or gender identity. This is also known as pansexuality.[4][1] Some bisexual people love men and women the same and some people love one more than the other.

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.[5]

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. 1.0 1.1 "Sexual Orientation". American Psychiatric Association. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. Jabbour, Jeremy; Holmes, Luke; Sylva, David; Hsu, Kevin J.; Semon, Theodore L.; Rosenthal, A. M.; Safron, Adam; Slettevold, Erlend; Watts-Overall, Tuesday M.; Savin-Williams, Ritch C.; Sylla, John (2020-08-04). "Robust evidence for bisexual orientation among men". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 117 (31): 18369–18377. doi:10.1073/pnas.2003631117. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 7414168. PMID 32690672.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: PMC format (link)
  3. "Understanding Bisexuality". American Psychological Association. 2019. Archived from the original on 8 March 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  4. "Sexual Orientation & Homosexuality". American Psychological Association. Archived from the original on 16 February 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  5. 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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