Do you think its necessary to define your sexuality to people at all? because i know what i am, and im perfectly comfortable with being pan but i dont see the need to announce it to anybody if they dont ask? What do you think?
Okay so here’s the thing. Yes, in a perfect world, no one would label their sexuality at all. But we don’t live in that world. We’re on our way, but not there yet. Labeling one’s sexuality can be beneficial, in that wearing said label publicly allows for visibility. Your average person can hear about bisexuality or pan or ace or demi and just dismiss it if they feel that they’ve never encountered it. Thus, wearing that label tells people that you do, in fact, exist, and that you’re not confused or indecisive or whatever. Plus, it allows us to find others who wear the same or similar labels and create a community.
My big thing is that you shouldn’t wear a label because you feel like you have to. You shouldn’t have to wear one before you’re ready to. And just because you wear one now doesn’t mean that you have to wear it for life. And if the idea of wearing one, despite the potential benefits, doesn’t appeal to you, then you shouldn’t have to.