The Bisexual+ Journey of Self-Acceptance and Synthesis



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Bisexuality is an umbrella term defined as an attraction, physical and or romantic, to two or more genders. Existing literature on bisexual identity formation offers a complicated and varied representation of how to view bisexual identity formation, whether as impossible or achievable by bisexual individuals. This study explores how bisexual individuals and individuals under the bisexual umbrella (e.g., pansexual, polysexual, multisexual) accept and synthesize their sexual identity. Additionally, this study questions if there are internal (e.g., biphobia, lack of support) or external (e.g., family, society) barriers preventing bisexual individuals from being able to accept and synthesize their identity. Lastly, a new bisexual model of identity formation will be created in order to explore a more modern understanding and representation of bisexuality identity formation and acceptance.



Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Multisexual, Queer, Identity formation, Bisexual+ Model