Diamond, who found that bisexuality among women is a stable identity rather than a transitional phase toward lesbianism.
Still, it’s not hard to see how one might associate an ex’s bi-ness with heartbreak, in the same way that one might swear off a proverbial Latin lover or someone younger than a certain threshold.
At one time, she called herself a lesbian to get a girlfriend.
That stereotype has been undercut by a 10-year study by University of Utah psychologist Lisa M.
Or many feel obligated to follow through with a relationship just because they have been dating for a while, even though they may have some strong reservations.
But if you are struggling with any aspect of who a person is, you probably need to look at that as a red flag.
While there might be a considerable number of women looking for women here, many lesbians aren’t shy about treating bi women with skepticism, distrust or rejection.
Ultimately, I have resisted the temptation to sink into a simpler “gay” or “straight” descriptor, and have been lucky to date people who understand that if I’m attracted to them, that’s enough.
And to the woman who asked about how I identify, I answered, “I identify as ‘sexual,’ but since I just got out of a relationship with a woman, let’s just meet each other first, shall we?
“They assume we are dishonest, confused, incapable of fidelity, selfish and greedy,” Hirschman said.
“The idea that bi women will end up with a heterosexual cis man holds ground statistically, but that is simply a numbers game as there are more men who fit this profile than women who date women.” Carol Queen, staff sexologist at retailer Good Vibrations and founder of the Center for Sex & Culture, has been battling the stigma for more than 40 years.