sexual assault

We Need To Talk About Intimate Partner Abuse in the Bisexual Community

downloadIn 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the results of a survey into domestic- and intimate partner violence (IPV) in the USA. It found that 38% of bisexual men and 75% of bisexual women and had experienced physical or sexual or mental abuse from a partner. In the UK, Stonewall research has also found 75% of lesbian and bisexual women have experienced domestic abuse. Two thirds of the perpetrators were female.

We asked four bisexual survivors of domestic- and intimate partner violence to tell us their stories, and this is what we learned. [Contains frank descriptions of abuse in survivors’ own words]

We don’t have a frame of reference for our experiences

Stereotypes abound when it comes to partner violence. We believe men are abusers and women are abused and we believe same-sex relationships are by their nature free from violence. We believe abuse must… Continue reading

Four Reasons This Bisexual Article is Definitely Not Clickbait

Being bisexual is great. In fact, being bisexual is so great that if a bisexual is not skipping down the road singing ‘I Am What I Am’ and waving the bisexual pride flag, it can only be because they’re asleep. It’s f*cking awesome, apparently. LUCKY!

1) You’re the most alluring individual most people know

Bisexuals are just so exotic. Y’know, like parrots. And, like parrots, you can teach them to repeat phrases, like ‘society has exoticised me to such an extent that people either think I don’t exist or that I’m a libido with legs’, and ‘lesbian and gay communities are resolutely biphobic’.

You’re so sexydifferent that it can make you feel lonely and isolated, and that’s just one of the reasons that rates of mental health problems and eating disorders are sky high among your peers. In fact, if you’re a bisexual woman, you’re fully 37% more… Continue reading