This is evident from a study in which social geographer Emiel Maliepaard (29) will be awarded a PhD by Radboud University in Nijmegen next week.
According to the university, never before has research been done into the daily life of bisexuals. Four percent of Dutch people lead a 'bisexual life' and 15 percent have feelings for both men and women.
"The emphasis on coming-out, also in TV programs, is not in line with everyday reality," says Maliepaard. '' Even scientists say that you then only close your sexual development and enjoy freedom to the full. Most bisexuals do not agree with that. They do not make a secret of their feelings, but only talk about it with others they have chosen if that is relevant. ''
Unlike homosexuals, transgenders and lesbians, bisexuals hardly have '' champions on the barricades '', says Maliepaard. '' This group has no political motivation and does not want to be labeled. ''
For that reason, the national interest organization for bisexuals has only ten members, says the researcher. There is also no need for private cafes. There are meeting places, but they are mainly on the internet.
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