But what 18-year-old Shannon isn’t as clear about is whether she actually enjoyed the experience.
This alleged increase is most notable in the young — for the first time, more 16 to 24-year-olds describe themselves as bisexual than those who say they are gay or lesbian combined.
A survey by You Gov last year found that half of young people declared themselves as something other than 100 per cent heterosexual.
Or are they simply labelling themselves bisexual in order to fit in with what is undoubtedly a fashionable trend?
Shannon’s mother, Tina, 45, tries her best to understand but admits to struggling with her daughter’s sexual orientation.
I will be attracted to women for life, but I will probably end up with a man as it is more socially acceptable.
Plus I definitely want children, which is more straightforward with a man.’So what is life like for young male bisexuals in modern Britain?
I told only two of my closest friends and worried about telling my parents.
I didn’t want to make them feel uncomfortable.’‘She said it was starting to become trendy for young people to say they were bisexual and laughed,’ says Francesca. There was a part of her that thought it wasn’t true.
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