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Hints

When I was eleven, one girl that I was close to, used to make fun of my friendship with a guy. She was suggesting that we were homosexual, and I didn’t exactly understand what she was saying at that time.

Turns out she was partially right: I am not a heterosexual guy. But it took me many years after that, to realize that I am asexual.

Androgynous vs. Androgyne

I’m not androgyne, but I present as androgynous. Presenting as androgynous makes me more comfortable than presenting as masculine or feminine.

I’ve been trying to understand why. I think both my genders made a truce when I was not around, and decided that I would present as androgynous, as a middle ground.

Another possibility is that I shift genders too frequently, so presenting as androgynous is the only way out.

Bigender vs. genderfluid

What is the difference between bigender and genderfluid? I’ve seen different explanations:

  1. Bigender as a subset of genderfluid identity. For instance, bigender people with male and female genders never have androgynous gender.
  2. Bigender means the two genders are separate but can coexist simultaneously, while genderfluid people have only one gender at any time.

I have something to add: most genderfluid people have a single sexuality that is independent of their gender, while most bigender/multigender people have a separate sexuality for each gender.