What do you think of a story where everyone (literally everyone) is sexually fluid? It's accidentally become a part of my world building and I'm falling in love with the idea. Would this be confusing for the reader? Would I have to address it straight away or let the reader figure it out as the story progresses?
I think it could be an incredibly fascinating statement to make, and if you so desire, very reflective of existing humanity.
Sexual identity is, in my opinion, far more fluid than most people think it is. In Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt, concepts of sexual orientation did not exist. From what I understand, almost everyone was completely fluid (particularly in the case of men.) If a man was beautiful, it was considered not in any way abnormal for other men to desire him, even if they were also interested in women.
People were far more interested in who topped and bottomed, as that was sort of the basis for their social ranking: generally speaking, tops were considered the highest in social status, followed by switches, followed by women, followed by bottoms. I wonder exactly how much ancient civilization would have been toppled by strap-on dildos, but I digress.
The point is, a lot of people’s self-identified sexual orientations are influenced by what’s currently acceptable, leading me to think that a lot of “straight” people would actually be a lot more fluid if it weren’t for the taboo surrounding queerness.
This shows a lot in millennials, who are by and large far more open to different sexual orientations than previous generations. As a result of this, one in five millennials now identifies as queer, and less than half of all teens report being attracted exclusively to the opposite gender.
This is why I believe human sexuality to be far more malleable than most people believe, and one of the reasons why I think the story you have in mind could be so fascinating.
Depicting a society with no concept or care for sexual orientation could easily become an Orlando-esque social commentary, the titular Orlando representative of Virginia Woolf’s bisexuality and fluid gender, or for a more modern example, Sense 8.
Either way, I am 100% here for it.