Dating as a queer woman presents a unique set of issues. Men would either ask me to explain what the term meant, incorrectly assume they knew exactly what it meant, or completely misidentify me. It quickly became a frustrating ritual for me, a self-identified queer woman and someone with a graduate-level education in gender and queer studies, to constantly be in a position of educating. Knowing what the term queer means, and how people choose to use and identity with it is vital. Being queer, like being gay or straight is not a choice.
Straight people don't exist – so why do half of bisexual men fear coming out?
Brain scan study: Bisexual and heterosexual women similarly aroused by male and female erotica
A new study provides more evidence that heterosexual women are just as likely to be aroused by erotic stimuli featuring men as erotic stimuli featuring women. But that does not appear to be the case for homosexual women. The new neuroimaging research, published recently in Scientific Reports , found that gay and straight women had different brain responses to sexually-arousing stimuli. But there was not a strong difference between the brain responses of straight and bisexual women. We wanted to know what this might mean, so we looked to brain activity as another line of evidence.
Illustration by Ben Thomson. Amber Rose, the model and famed ex of Kanye West, recently stated that although she is attracted to men and women, she would not date a bisexual man. Despite this lingering stigma, the experiences of heterosexual women in committed relationships with bisexual men have never really been examined.
By Zachary Zane. After three incredible dates with a straight-identified woman, she ghosted me. I felt blindsided. Everything had been going well… or so I thought. She seemed genuinely interested in me and our last date ended with an hour-long make-out session!