the idea that one’s sexual orientation may change during one’s lifetime – without intervention – perhaps unexpectedly. For example, somebody who identifies as heterosexual may, unexpectedly, develop a sexual or romantic interest in someone of the same gender. This doesn’t necessarily mean they are bisexual, or even bicurious.
It may also refer to the fluctuation in sexual or romantic attraction in bisexual+ people towards and away from one or more genders; although not necessarily to any extent where they may consider themselves monosexual.
Originally published: 7th December, 2020
Last modified: 28th January, 2022