Bisexuality

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    bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females,[1][2][3] or to more than one sex or gender.[4] it may also be defined as romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity, which is also known as pansexuality.[5][6][7]

    the term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women,[1][2][3] and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, all of which exist on the heterosexual–homosexual continuum. a bisexual identity does not necessarily equate to equal sexual attraction to both sexes; commonly, people who have a distinct but not exclusive sexual preference for one sex over the other also identify themselves as bisexual.[8]

    scientists do not know the exact cause of sexual orientation, but they theorize that it is caused by a complex interplay of genetic, hormonal, and environmental influences,[9][10][11] and do not view it as a choice.[9][10][12] although no single theory on the cause of sexual orientation has yet gained widespread support, scientists favor biologically-based theories.[9] there is considerably more evidence supporting nonsocial, biological causes of sexual orientation than social ones, especially for males.[13][14][15]

    bisexuality has been observed in various human societies[16] and elsewhere in the animal kingdom[17][18][19] throughout recorded history. the term bisexuality, however, like the terms hetero- and homosexuality, was coined in the 19th century.[20]

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Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females,[1][2][3] or to more than one sex or gender.[4] It may also be defined as romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity, which is also known as pansexuality.[5][6][7]

The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women,[1][2][3] and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, all of which exist on the heterosexual–homosexual continuum. A bisexual identity does not necessarily equate to equal sexual attraction to both sexes; commonly, people who have a distinct but not exclusive sexual preference for one sex over the other also identify themselves as bisexual.[8]

Scientists do not know the exact cause of sexual orientation, but they theorize that it is caused by a complex interplay of genetic, hormonal, and environmental influences,[9][10][11] and do not view it as a choice.[9][10][12] Although no single theory on the cause of sexual orientation has yet gained widespread support, scientists favor biologically-based theories.[9] There is considerably more evidence supporting nonsocial, biological causes of sexual orientation than social ones, especially for males.[13][14][15]

Bisexuality has been observed in various human societies[16] and elsewhere in the animal kingdom[17][18][19] throughout recorded history. The term bisexuality, however, like the terms hetero- and homosexuality, was coined in the 19th century.[20]