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5 Most Common Misconceptions About Bisexuality Explained Through Adorable Kitten Illustrations
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5 Most Common Misconceptions About Bisexuality Explained Through Adorable Kitten Illustrations

As humans, we want to feel seen, heard, validated and represented. Findings from the Center For Disease Control indicates that bisexual people may comprise the largest single group in the LGB community for both women and men. However, many people out there still believe that bisexuality does not really exist.

To combat the misconceptions about bisexuality, the Chinese artist behind the company Paws Of Pride collaborated LGBTQ activist influencer Jessie Page, to illustrate bisexuality erasure with adorable kittens. The sweet comic strip sends a message of inclusivity and explains why we “aren’t labels,” because who doesn’t love some bisexual felines!

Paws of Pride attached an important caption along with the illustrations

Image credits: pawsofpride

Image credits: pawsofpride

“Bisexuality isn’t more complicated than that – ‘attraction to more than one gender.’ It’s not incompatible with identifying as gay, either. Bisexuality is proof that sexuality isn’t “either/or,” it’s “and,” writes the Bisexuality Index, and without a clear cut definition, people often disregard bisexuality as delegitimate altogether.

In addition to bisexuality Paws of Pride supports all LGTBQ members with their adorable illustrations

Image credits: pawsofpride

Bisexuality has been a topic of contention and confusion, even among the LGTBQ community. Even polls attempting to measure how many people identify as bisexual have been re-examined for accuracy based on the language used. Sometimes there is a distinction in language between behavior and how people identify that leads to different results. Just because someone exhibits these behaviors does not always mean they self-identify as bisexual.

Image credits: pawsofpride

Image credits: pawsofpride

Arguments of whether or not bisexuality is as valid has led to bisexual erasure, the “existence or legitimacy of bisexuality (either in general or in regard to an individual) is questioned or denied outright,” which has become more prominent according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). There are many myths that contribute to the erasure of bisexual people.

Image credits: pawsofpride

Image credits: pawsofpride

While the number of Americans who identify as bisexual is on the rise, according to 2018 data from the General Social Survey (GSS), this is due mainly to women. Bisexual men face a different kind of stigma due to toxic masculinity that assumes men who are bisexual are simply just gay. The result of this form of erasure has been a serious health crisis. A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found bisexual men are disproportionately affected by HIV, because they are afraid to seek out medical care.

Image credits: pawsofpride

Some people believe that because bisexual people are likely to end up in a relationship with someone of a different gender, this means they are ‘straighter’ when in reality it’s because biphobia and invisibility decrease dating options. LGBTQ people make up an estimated 4.1 percent of the population, and many of the LG people of the community refuse to date bi people due to biphobia, which as a result lessens their options.

Image credits: pawsofpride

People loved how they used the adorable comics to send such an important message

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UniversalMel
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3 years ago

I love this post! So many bi people, including me, don’t receive this kind of recognition and I’m glad that they can with this cute artwork!💗💜💙

Philippe Jespersen
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3 years ago

Recognition for what exactly? For what you sexual preference is? I have absolutely no issue whatsoever with people being bi- or homosexual, good for you and best of luck. I hope you live a happy life. But I simply don’t get the whole “look at me, I’m bi-/gay, shower me with recognition and respect merely because of my sexual preferences.” Just live you life man, and love whoever you love.

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Herb Eaversmells
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3 years ago

There are very strict rules I feel make a legitimate relationship 1) of age, and consenting 2) happy 3) not hurting anyone

ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

My 78 year old father said "I don' t care if they are hetero or gay or trans or whatever. If they are happy with it, than it's ok"

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Pamela24
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3 years ago

I don't think I'll ever understand why people care so much. Like...as long as it's consensual, why can't anyone be with anyone they wish to? And do whatever they want with them? I mean it has literally NO impact on my life whatsoever. Cute kittens, though. ;)

Benjamin Boysley
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3 years ago

Wish I could up vote this more :)

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UniversalMel
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this post! So many bi people, including me, don’t receive this kind of recognition and I’m glad that they can with this cute artwork!💗💜💙

Philippe Jespersen
Community Member
3 years ago

Recognition for what exactly? For what you sexual preference is? I have absolutely no issue whatsoever with people being bi- or homosexual, good for you and best of luck. I hope you live a happy life. But I simply don’t get the whole “look at me, I’m bi-/gay, shower me with recognition and respect merely because of my sexual preferences.” Just live you life man, and love whoever you love.

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Herb Eaversmells
Community Member
3 years ago

There are very strict rules I feel make a legitimate relationship 1) of age, and consenting 2) happy 3) not hurting anyone

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

My 78 year old father said "I don' t care if they are hetero or gay or trans or whatever. If they are happy with it, than it's ok"

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Pamela24
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't think I'll ever understand why people care so much. Like...as long as it's consensual, why can't anyone be with anyone they wish to? And do whatever they want with them? I mean it has literally NO impact on my life whatsoever. Cute kittens, though. ;)

Benjamin Boysley
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3 years ago

Wish I could up vote this more :)

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