The idea of pansexuality is newer than some other sexual orientation terms, but it is a necessary label for a unique and important experience that has been a part of human existence since the beginning. What is pansexuality?
The number of gay male couples that want to have children or already have children is on the rise in Australia. Since the legalisation of gay marriage in Australia in 2017, same-sex relationships have finally received the recognition they have always deserved. And the good news is same-sex parenting is becoming more socially accepted and therefore increasingly possible.
You may have come across people who identify as “polyamorous.” Most people’s reaction to this revelation is one of horror, since our culture trains us to believe one monogamous relationship at a time is the only acceptable form of intimacy and commitment. Anything else is cheating, right? Wrong.
Almost everyone is aware of the difference between heterosexuality and homosexuality, and most people know about bisexuality too. Some of the more up-to-date have heard of pansexuality. But have you heard about a fifth sexual orientation? The one that means someone doesn’t have a sexual attraction at all?
The “What’s Up in Your World?” survey heard from 11,000 18 to 29 year old triple j listeners. The survey asked questions about the private lives of young people in Australia. The survey revealed some interesting data. Coming out as LGBTIQ is rarely easy, but one interesting stat from this study showed it’s hard for young Australian men to come out as bisexual.
Affairs and infidelity are more painful than ever. Why? Because now we often see a replay of the entire betrayal. The intimate texts. The sexy emails. Dick pics. Sometimes even the XXX rated videos. Long gone are the days when all we found was a matchbook from a seedy motel or lipstick on a collar.
Making the decision to ‘come out’ can be an intensely emotional and stressful situation. The thought of revealing your true self to the people in your life can be daunting, potentially opening you up to rejection, ridicule and ignorance. However, it’s good to understand the steps involved in coming out whether you’re just considering it, or somewhere along the path already.
Talking to your teenager about sex is awkward to be sure—but it’s even harder when you’re straight and your child has come out as LGBTQ. A new study from Northwestern University has found that parents of LGBTQ children feel particularly ill-equipped to talk about sexual health and dating.
I was recently quoted in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald called, Body politics: Just how important are looks to gay men? The reporter questioned me about a new study of 500 gay and bi Australian men that has yielded some interesting results. First of all, when it comes to finding a life partner, their desires are not that different from straight men and women.
In 1995 gay rights just weren’t a topic of conversation in our little corner of rural Australia. There were a lot of things we discussed around the dinner table, from prices at the markets to politics and even race, but somehow sexuality was just never on the agenda. For my parents, I don’t think there was anything to discuss, you got older, got married then took over from your dad that’s how it was.