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9 Stupid Myths About Bisexuals That Will Make You Laugh

Let's shed some light on a sexual identity that is often shrugged off and misunderstood.

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9. Bisexuals love puns. This one is true. Whoever said “puns are the lowest form of humor” was probably not getting laid regularly. Puns are a form of wordplay that exists in all languages. They’re cheeky, exploit the multiple meanings of words, and are the verbal equivalent of a double take. Come again, you ask? Many bisexuals love to pun because they operate on the assumption that nothing has a fixed meaning, much like sexual identity. Take the term "hasbien" for example. This is used as a mildly derisive name for lesbians who have gone back to dating men. Instead of viewing hasbiens as traitors, or policing others for the sake of political correctness, punsters decided not to go bi the book and instead created a humorous renaming of bisexuality in the word hasbien.

Another reason bisexuals like puns is because the word bi is infinitely pun-able. Take a quick look at these bi publications: Seattle Women’s Bisexual Network newsletter, “North Bi Northwest”; “BiAngles,” a bisexual zine; “BiCEP,” the Bisexual Committee Engaging in Politics; “LeBiDo,” and my favorite, the Queer Nation Bi Caucus, “UBIQUITOUS” (Uppity Bi Queers United in Their Overtly Unconventional Sexuality).

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