But despite our current cultural obsession with celebs like Kristen Stewart and Sarah Paulson who have publicly dated women after a history of relationships with men, "going gay" isn't about being trendy. Thanks to rising support for gay marriage and a upswell in depictions of gay and bisexual relationships in the media, acting on feelings for another woman and talking about it publicly have luckily become more widely embraced. Younger people are also more likely to ditch the labels, gay, straight, or bisexual, all together focusing more on attraction to a specific person than a gender, she adds. Still, even with all the cultural conversations embracing fluidity, personally realizing you're attracted to a woman after a lifetime of dating men can be a little freaky at first. Does this mean you're gay?!
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Being bisexual isn't always easy. There are still so many misconceptions about bisexuality , and that's incredibly frustrating. So if you're wondering, 'Am I bisexual? Despite what you may have heard, bisexual means attracted to more than one gender - it does not mean attracted to just men and women. Gender, like sexuality, exists on a spectrum. It is not binary. If you are attracted to people regardless of their gender, and have the potential to be attracted to someone of any gender, you could be pansexual.
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She sat by herself at the bar of the restaurant. Her only company was a book. I sidled up near her, two stools apart, maybe three, as casual as I could muster. Her face quickly went from confusion to disgust. My mind raced for some sort of recovery.
Subscriber Account active since. Attraction is an unintelligible thing. Sometimes there's no telling what brings you close to one person over another, or what it was that made you realise you can't stop thinking about them. There are those who are conventionally good looking, but it's actually very subjective whether you fancy someone or not. It can come down to a mixture of biological, psychological, and experience-based factors, and no two people are going to agree on what's attractive and what isn't.