a full range of sexual expression.
Although observed in a variety of forms
in most societies throughout recorded
history, bisexuality has only been the
subject of serious study since the second
half of the 20th century, and some
disagreement remains about its prevalence
Self-identified bisexuals, like people of
any other orientation, may live a variety
of sexual lifestyles. These include:
lifelong monogamy, serial monogamy,
polyfidelity, casual sexual activity with
individual partners, casual group sex,
and celibacy. For those with more than
one sexual partner, these may or may not
be all be of the same gender.
Some bisexual people consider themselves
to be gay or lesbian, on the basis that,
for example, a "lesbian" might be defined
as: any woman who is attracted to women
(even one who is also attracted to men)
or a woman who is primarily attracted to
other women, a looser official definition
of lesbian. Some lesbian and gay people
object to this, asserting that
exclusivity is part of the definition.
Many bisexuals consider themselves
distinct from homosexuals but part of the
larger LGBT or queer community. Other
bisexuals may be supportive of lesbian
and gay people, but still consider
Bisexual orientation can fall anywhere
between the two sexual orientations of
homosexuality and heterosexuality; a
bisexual person is not necessarily
attracted equally to both genders, and
many tend to prefer one or the other.
Another view of bisexuality is that
homosexuality and heterosexuality are two
monosexual orientations, whereas
bisexuality encompasses them both.
Greg Carlsson, MA, MFT Intern
Greg Carlsson is currently a Marriage and
Family Therapist Intern, in North Long
Beach with The Los Angeles Housing
Authority’s Community Development
Commission. He is also in a private
internship in Pasadena.
For over fifteen years Greg has advocated
and developed programs for “at risk
families” here and abroad in Amsterdam’s
infamous Red Light District.
Four years ago, while in graduate school,
Greg began researching, developing and
implementing programs focusing on
bisexuality, an area in the psychological
community that is rarely discussed.
Besides having his graduate paper on
bisexuality published, Greg ‘s workshop
on Bisexuality has been implemented in
high schools, colleges, graduate-schools,
seminaries and at professional
psychological conferences throughout the