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Recently there have been a lot of people (actors and musicians etc) to come out as Bisexual and proud. I think it's important for people to speak out toward openness & sexuality but if suddenly Actors and musician started to come out in order
Recently there have been a lot of people (actors and musicians etc) to come out as Bisexual and proud. I think it's important for people to speak out toward openness & sexuality but if suddenly Actors and musician started to come out in order to improve ratings and album sales.
That I’m not okay with…
What do you think about the sudden influx of bisexual celebrities? Do you think its coincidence or PR?
I have to refer to a book that I heard about on The Real L Word entitled [http://www.amazon.com/Sexual-Fluidity-Understanding-Womens-Desire/dp/0674026241[Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire]. Jill, the character from The Real L Word says in a quote "I would encourage all young women to allow themselves the freedom to explore their sexuality, without fear of stereotypes, definitions and labels. Sexuality is such a tremendously complex concept. To me it feels very narrow minded to try and package attractions, emotions and experiences neatly into a box. Too many factors are at play when individuals feel for one another, and moreover those feelings can easily change over time as we grow. The concept of fluidity affords a flexibility to our attractions, understanding that they can change based on an array of situations. I hope that young woman can avoid the societal pressures of having to ‘declare’ a sexual identity (if one doesn’t perfectly fit) and instead, simply experience happiness and love where, when and how they find it." That could definitely be the case with celebrities, especially since like Forbidden Light says, so many artists and creative people who are more in touch with various aspects of themselves and less likely to be hung up on what society dictates is proper.
Another point is that in recent years Bi/Homosexuality is more accepted with women. It's become so socially accepted that it's actually a trend. So it could be that since it's so much more accepted more celebrities, mainly female unfortunately, aren't afraid of coming out and losing their fan base or dealing with bad publicity. The other side of that coin is that since it's so much more socially accepted of recent that it's a trend, it could definitely just be a PR thing. Sex always has and always sell, and when you add something that is in many ways somewhat taboo to the mix, it makes for killer publicity.
Basically I think it's hard to say what the reasons are and I'm thinking that it's a mixture of countless factors.
I personally think that when it comes to women there is always a touch of bisexuality and fluidity with our sexuality. With our nature being so much more open and emotional and sensitive as well as being able to engage in acts of affection that seem intimate (hand holding, kisses, hugs, cuddling) without thinking anything of it shows just how thin the line can be between Bi/Homosexiality and Heterosexuality in women.
I don't find myself getting offended by others who want to use bisexuality as PR or to be a crowd pleaser just because it's not my thing. To each their own and while it is quite sad if they're that desperate for attention that they want to live a lie then that's on them. It would be great if everyone could remain true to themselves and their sexuality, but sadly that isn't always the case.
I hope my rambling response was a good contribution.