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    bobswern, commonmass

    the fact that we don't even have a working definition of "bisexual", but that if it is primarily about being willing and able to enjoy sex with persons of either sex, it doesn't mean very much. Indeed I agree with you that it is apples and oranges as far as something is concerned -- that was my whole point. The question is, is it apples and oranges as far as the sort of research described in the diary is concerned?

    I've never met, or read an account of, anyone who fell in love with a dog or a goat. However, accounts of people having sex with dogs or goats -- those are not rare. A heterosexual man who has sex with his goats doesn't become, in our understanding, something other than a heterosexual man; yet a heterosexual man who can/will/does have sex with other men is presumed to be something other than a heterosexual man.

    What I am saying is that there is a difference between the scope of one's sexual libertinism -- that is, the scope within which one is willing/able to do whatever feels good -- and "sexual" orientation, which is about complex mating behavior encompassing far more than just physical sex acts.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 07:31:46 AM PDT

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