So, I'm counting on the assumption that since this is a group for atheist bisexuals, you will probably be about the most open-minded (at least on some level) group of people that I'm going to find anywhere.
While I think I'm pretty open about things, and I'm typically not afraid of offending people or being rejected by people, this is one of the few topics that I don't feel like anyone I know can really relate to me on, and I'm hoping that at least some of you will be able to understand my point of view.
I'm not sure what I would label myself, because I have yet to meet or hear of anyone who shares my thoughts on the issue. I guess bisexual or pansexual would be the closest to describing myself.
Before I start offending people, (which I can hopefully avoid) I want to clarify that I neither consider myself any sort of expert regarding anything I'm about to say, nor claim to know or understand how any other individual feels about the subject.
First, I think it's somewhat important to mention that I have never been in a serious relationship, and I've never had sex. It's not that I've never wanted to, or that I've never had the opportunity, I just haven't really found anyone who I've really feel comfortable with in that way, so I guess I just haven't met the right person or something.
I guess what I really want to say, and what all these disclaimers are leading up to, is that I just don't see what all the fuss is about regarding gender. I don't think that gender has any impact whatsoever on how I feel about a person, and I think it's rather ignorant to assume that you could never be attracted to or have certain feelings regarding another person simply because they are of a certain gender.
I understand how someone could tend to be attracted to a certain kind of person, and how people with certain characteristics which someone admires could tend to be of a certain gender, but that is entirely different from just blocking out half of the population cause they've got the wrong thing in their pants.
I'm not saying that I think people are lying to themselves or anything stupid like that, I'm just saying that I, personally, do not understand it. I certainly respect everyone's different opinion or preference, so please don't think I'm trying to criticize anyone for that, I'm just telling you how I feel, and I guess my perception of others is part of that.
This is just something I've really wanted to say for a long time, and it feels good to get it out. There is actually a lot more I'd like to say regarding my own personal feelings about the subject, but I don't want to drown everyone in my endless stream of ranting text. I just wonder if this is something you've heard a thousand times over, or if you've never heard it before at all, and I'm interested in what others think.