12 Enlightened Quotes about Bisexuality

From Gore Vidal to Camille Paglia to David Bowie, here’s some inspired ramblings on sexual fluidity. By Karley Sciortino

1) “I’m not bisexual, I’m just a slut, which is basically the same thing anyway, right? My mother thinks so.”
— Me (Karley Sciortino)

2) “Sex is a continuum. You go through different phases along life’s way… and if you don’t, you’ve been sort of cheated.”
— Gore Vidal

3) “Bisexuality is our best hope of escape from the animosities and false polarities of the current sex wars. Whether or not we can put it into practice, bisexuality is a great pagan ideal.” —Camille Paglia, Vamps & Tramps

4) “People sometimes tells me that they’re baffled by bisexuality. They are convinced that having sex with women is totally different from having sex with men. But it isn’t. No more than having sex with anyone is totally different from having sex with anyone else.”
― Ariel Levy, The Rules Do Not Apply

5) “It’s true – I am a bisexual. But I can’t deny that I’ve used that fact very well. I suppose it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. Fun, too.”
— David Bowie

6) “Remember, bisexuality doesn’t mean halfway between gay and straight. It is its own identity.”
— Evan Rachel Wood

7) “Personally I think choosing between men and women is like choosing between cake and ice cream. You’d be daft not to try both when there are so many different flavors.”
— Bjork

8) “Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.”
— Woody Allen

9) “While I don’t often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship.”
— Cynthia Nixon

10) “Males do not represent two discrete populations; heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats, and not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning human sexual behavior, the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex.”
― Alfred C. Kinsey, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male

11) “What is new is not bisexuality, but rather the widening of our awareness and acceptance of human capacities for sexual love.”
— Margaret Mead

12) “I do not in the least underestimate bisexuality. . . I expect it to provide all further enlightenment.”
— Sigmund Freud

P.S. If you’re bicurious and live in NYC, check out the Sex Science Social this Thursday Nov 16th in Brooklyn, hosted by Dr. Zhana Vrangalova—it’s all about bicuriosity! 



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