This comic embraces the complexity of bisexuality in relationships.
Bisexuals do not 'pick' or 'end up on one side or the other.'
Let's get one thing straight: Bisexuality is real.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't just "switch teams" when convenient. Being bisexual is not in a medieval-style game in which you ultimately choose women or men at the finish line either. And bisexuality also doesn't end when you get in a committed relationship. Relationships don't end our physical attraction to other humans ... and for those who identify as bisexual, those other humans could be a man or a woman.
There are a lot of studies that point to the stigma and variations of bisexuality, too. Some studies show that women are more likely to identify as bisexual than men. But more men in recent years have admitted to having homosexual encounters, too.
And while this does not necessarily mean that someone is bisexual, the line between straight and gay has certainly blurred more powerfully in recent years.
In a comic featured on Empathize This, an artist takes us on her own marriage journey as a bisexual woman.
She's married to a man, but she explains that her bisexual identity is an inherent part of her, a part that her partner shouldn't minimize, which is something that many bi-identifying folks can relate to:
Bisexuality isn't just a phase. And recognizing that is an awesome way to acknowledge folks of all sexual orientations, no matter what their relationships look like.
This is how we can create a more inclusive and open world for folks everywhere. And that's something worth celebrating!