Jorge is a bisexual guy who has mentored other LGBT people over the years. He likes to share his experience with others. We're assuming that you're a woman, of course. If you're a man, and you think your boyfriend might be gay, then. The good news is that your boyfriend or husband is likely not gay at all. It's actually pretty common for a woman to question her man's sexuality for reasons that have nothing to do with his preferences, and this could be your situation! How can you really tell, though? How do you separate the real signs that your boyfriend is gay from the red herrings?
Definition of bisexuality
Reasons For Bisexuality:
Questioning your sexuality and not entirely sure if you're straight? If you're a man who currently identifies as heterosexual but have found yourself wondering 'Am I bisexual? But questioning your sexuality can be a confusing and difficult time to navigate; largely because there is still a lot of misunderstanding and stigma around bisexuality in men.
Sexuality and The Kinsey Scale
Given a choice, what would you choose: an American-style waffle drizzled with luxurious Belgian chocolate sauce, topped with chocolate brownie chunks or a nice crumbly sweet, chocolate mousse cheesecake pie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? What if you like both? Similarly for bisexual, choosing between men and women is difficult. They like both.
The Kinsey Scale, developed in by Alfred Kinsey, Clyde Martin and Wardell Pomeroy, uses the numbers 1 through 6 to determine an individual's sexual preference. People who place at a 0 on the scale are considered heterosexual -- those with a score of 6 are considered gay or lesbian. Bisexual men and women are between a 1 and 5 on the scale. Aside from the formal test, there are several signs and behaviors that can indicate bisexuality in men. Counselor and nurse Kathy Labriola asserts that some men are circumstantial bisexuals, meaning they live as straight men most of the time, but will display attraction to the same sex when an opposite-sex partner is not available. This is common for men during time spent in jail or in the military.