Bisexual

Bisexual people can be attracted towards people of their same gender or of a different gender. This can be a physical, sexual, and emotional attraction and/or relationships. Bisexual people can be men, women and transgender. A bisexual person may have one lasting committed relationship, no sexual relationships at all or have sexual relationships with people of only one gender. Bisexual people come from all sorts of strata of society, occupations, and levels of education.

 

The most important that understand that you are not alone, and you are likely to meet bisexual people anywhere you go. Do not worry if you are not yet sure about you sexuality and you do not fit either of categories of sexuality. There is no need to prove yourself to anyone that you are bisexual. Sexuality develops over time, and you should feel no pressure to identify in any particular way. But just like lesbians, males who have sex with males (MSM), and straight people, you are perfectly normal. It all comes down to what makes you feel comfortable and what you perceive yourself to be. Bisexuals may, however, suffer discrimination, violence or bullying because of misconceptions and prejudice from people who are straight, gay, or lesbian. Bisexual youth may feel depressed and lonely. It helps to be informed and to know that you aren't alone. Make an effort to meet other bisexuals - they can be a valuable resource to build your self-confidence.

 

Do not rush into having sex, be prepared i.e. you have to like someone, trust him/her and practise safer sex by using condoms always. Unprotected sex is RISKY BEHAVIOUR. Do not rely on any one to have condoms have our own. Try to avoid large age gaps in relationships as it may put you in vulnerable positions. It is important to have yourself vaccinated against preventable diseases such as Hepatitis A & B. Consult sexual health professionals if you feel you want to discuss sexual health matters or think that you have an infection such as the GU clinic on 21227981 or the Directorate of the Public Health and Health Promotion on 23266000.