Are Bisexuals Equally Attracted to Men and Women?

Some people ask, "Are bisexuals equally attracted to men and women?" This is a good question and, as it turns out, equal attraction is not required in bisexuality.

If a person is more attracted to red-heads than brunettes, it does not mean the person is not attracted to brunettes, it just means that he prefers red-heads. Likewise, preferring lettuce to liver does not make you a vegetarian. So there is no reason to think that bisexuals would have an equal preference to both genders.

There is a wide variety of types of bisexuals; while some love the differences between genders, others don't even see the differences and there are some who think that seeing things in terms of gender is restrictive.

Sexuality is not all black and white and in the end, it all comes down to personal preference.

Hopefully, this puts the "equal desire myth" to rest. Here are some other myths about bisexuality.

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Tracy, N. (2022, January 10). Are Bisexuals Equally Attracted to Men and Women?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 18 from

Last Updated: January 14, 2022

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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