Erasure of bisexual men is common, even among other people in the LGBT+ community, according to new research. The study, published in the European Journal for Social Psychology, found that most people still believe bisexual men are more attracted to other men than they are to women.
Meanwhile, most people believe bisexual women are equally attracted to both men and women – suggesting that there is a problematic bias in perceptions of bisexuality.
To complete the study, researchers polled 787 people on their perceptions of bisexuaity, according to PsyPost. Participants were told that the study was investigating people’s views on online dating, but the real purpose of the study was to investigate gendered ideas about sexual orientation.