Bisexual and polysexual are terms that are often used to describe a person’s sexual orientation. While these terms may be similar in some ways, they are not the same and it is important to understand the differences between them.
Bisexuality refers to a person who is attracted to both males and females. Bisexual people may be attracted to people of the same gender as themselves, people of a different gender, or both. Bisexuality is a sexual orientation that falls under the umbrella term “LGBTI+” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer/questioning).
Polysexuality, on the other hand, refers to a person who is attracted to multiple genders, but not necessarily all genders. Polysexual people may be attracted to people of more than one gender, but not necessarily all genders. This term is often used to recognize the existence of genders beyond the gender binary of male and female and to highlight the fluidity and diversity of gender identities.
It is important to recognize that sexual orientation is a personal and private matter, and people have the right to self-identify and use the terms that best reflect their own experiences and identities. It is also important to recognize that people may use different terms at different times in their lives to describe their sexual orientation, and it is not always easy to put these experiences into words. What is most important is to respect a person’s right to self-identify and to use the terms that they feel most comfortable with.