STUDY: Nearly Half Of Americans Would Not Date A Bisexual

It's not easy being bi.

A new survey suggests Americans are more biphobic than you’d think.

More than 1,000 people replied to adult-toy company Adam and Eve’s questionnaire, and a whopping 47% said they “would not be open to having a relationship with a bisexual individual.”

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Some 35% said they would be open to it, and 19% were undecided.

More men than women (39% versus 31%) were open to a relationship with a bisexual partner, while more women than men (23% compared to 15%) said they were unsure.

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Sex therapist Dr. Kat Van Kirk said it was “encouraging” to see people open to broader forms of sexuality, but many still stigmatize bisexuality.

Stereotypes about bisexuals being unfaithful or confused are still rampant, leading most bisexuals to never come out.

While you might think Adam and Eve shoppers would be a little more sexually progressive, the survey was conducted by an independent third-party company.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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