aw hey my fellow dumpster baby it’s aight we cool you can always ask about this stuff
i aint an expert or anything, but here’s my magical Bi Person Opinion: honestly, you do you. do i think you’re appropriating the label? no. i really don’t. i think that if you feel attraction to men and to women, you have exactly as much right to the word bisexual as any other tom, dick, or bisexual harry.
do i think you have to use it? nah dog. if you’re not comfortable id’ing that way rn bc you feel you are heteroromantic (or homoromantic if you’re a dude! the way this question was phrased suggested to me that you had previously id’d as straight, but i don’t wanna assume)
or if you simply do not want to be out right now, that’s ok, use whatever word you feel best represents your situation. ultimately, it is your choice. but imo, if you think you are bi, as you said in your ask, then to me, you are allowed to identify thusly, no restraints.
it can be hard to deal with in-between feelings. i’m gonna warn you rn that if you’re anything like me, you might find it hard to juggle your internal sense of self alongside the feeling that you are a Bad Queer, One Of The Rotten Ones, (Maybe Straight All Along). ten minute long fart noise at all that hard stuff. ten hour fart noise at anyone who makes you feel that way.
but the fact that you’re worried about this tells me that you are probably conscientious and aware of the nuances of privilege & oppression that go hand in hand with being openly lgbqa identified, so im not too worried for our international bi rep or anything. proud to have you on board, kiddo.
idk. as the official arbiter of bisexuality, if you’re happy, i’m happy. swear to god.