The first time I slept with another girl, it was awkward as hell. But this is what I did one tipsy night my first year in college classic. As a girl, making out with a girl is easy — their lips are softer, the absence of stubble is refreshing, and mixing lip glosses all over your face is a tasty mess. The vagina, by sheer design, is just trickier than the penis. And the clitoris? Penises, on the other hand, are just
Ever since Madonna planted that wet kiss on Britney Spears in front of millions of television viewers at the MTV Video Music Awards , women have been loosening up sexually with other women. These so-called flexisexuals say that although they are not gay or even bisexual, they enjoy flirting and kissing girls -- but they still enjoy having sex with men. One female senior at Hofstra University in New York said she is apt to turn to women when she's had too much to drink. The student, who declined to give her name for fear a future employer might Google her sexual escapades, is one of many young women who are more flexible in their attitudes about sex. Experts say they may be influenced by the growing visibility of same-sex couples and more open attitudes about sex in general.
17 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Bisexual Woman
As a proud bisexual man, for years I've had to navigate the complicated gray area that my identity occupies on the sexuality spectrum. Despite all of the gains the LGBT community has made, bisexuals are still looked upon with confusion — or outright scorn — by gays, lesbians, and straight people alike. From people asking me if I was "full-blown gay yet" to others questioning my motivations, I've probably heard it all. Unfortunately, the binary thinking of those who deny bisexuality's existence ultimately oppresses everyone by perpetuating unflinching standards of identity, whether they be heteronormative or homonormative.
Bisexuality may be having a moment. According to certain studies, less than half of today's teens say they're straight, and a third identify as bi. For many women, stigma, stereotypes, and occasionally inaccurate media representation can make coming out as bi or even just admitting it to yourself difficult to navigate.