Every year since 1999 on 23 September is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, a day to recognize and celebrate bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and to fight biphobia and bi-erasure.
It’s also known as Bi Visibility Day.
In a digital world made of images, being visible means existing. And bisexuality still suffers from invisibility because of many stereotypes associated with it, both inside and outside LGBT+ communities.
Here’s a list of common myths, misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding bisexuality:
Bisexuality is just a phase
Bisexual people are just confused or undecided
When bisexuals date people of a different gender they stop being bisexuals and become straight
Bisexual people are actually gay or lesbian but afraid to come out
Bisexuals are more likely to cheat
Bisexual people are greedy
Bisexuals are always interested in threesomes
Bisexuals are equally attracted to men and women
When it comes to bisexuality, I like to refer to a quote from Sense8
Lily Allen is now eligible for the club of people having sex in an aeroplane
In her new tell-all book My Thoughts Exactly, Lily Allen revealed (among other saucy stuffy) having sex with Liam Gallagher in the toilet on a plane to Japan in 2009 while he was still married to Nicole Appleton.
That made her earn a spot in the Mile High Club, the club of those who engaged in an intercourse at an altitude of no less than one mile in an aeroplane.
The Mile High Club include other famous names, like Richard Branson and Barbra Streisand, but also a long list of unknown lovers who join the club by writing down and publishing their sexual adventures on the club’s official website.
Viral video of a man masturbating sparks calls for greater empathy
A few days ago, a video posted on Facebook showing a man touching himself while staring at a young girl on the Singapore MRT went viral causing immediate outrage. Commentors’ feelings changed when the man’s aunt, after seeing the video, wrote a heartfelt post. She explained her twenty-something nephew has autism and the mental ability of a 10-year-old; since young, he was bullied at school and “one of the things the bullies did to him involves masturbation” but “there was no way of finding out the extent of the abuse”. She expressed her sadness and anger for all the people who “instead of having the courage to confront and correct” him “took the video and posted it on the net”.
“This society would be a much better place if we could stop judging and start caring, stop seeking to be understood and start trying to understand”.
It’s a chance to start thinking about how some people with disabilities are left without a proper sexuality education.
Spanish artist Antoni Miro turned the erotic scenes painted on ancient Greek ceramics into life-size metal sculptures displayed at Valencia’s harbour, in the public eye. The steel figures are engaged in various sexual activities like fellatio, masturbation, vaginal intercourse. They provide a foretaste of an upcoming exhibition at a cultural centre opening soon nearby.
“It must be seen with normality; it’s an act of love,” said the artist in response to controversy aroused by his work, which is installed right where it belongs, “in front of the Mediterranean sea looking towards Greece, the cradle of culture.”
Countdown to Christmas has started as the first erotic advent calendar released on the market this year. Amorelie‘s option contains vibrating toys, erotic accessories and bondage products from big brands, with We-Vibe’s popular couple’s vibrator being one of the highlights. It’s worth a total of £400 and comes at £124.90.
British Lovehoney is yet to release an official advent calendar this year, but there’s a more affordable option, that can be adapted to any month: the 30 Nights of Hot Sex calendar containing 30 days of saucy instructions.