Lesbians: Stereotypes Vs Reality
No one is the "man" in a lesbian relationship. Spoiler: They're both girls.
Stereotype: In every lesbian couple there is a "man" and a "woman".
Reality: Butch can be with butch, femme with femme – or any of the other gender identities in between.
Stereotype: Lesbians are super moody and sad all the time.
Reality: Lesbians have the same range of emotions as people of other sexualities.
Stereotype: Lesbian sex doesn't count as real sex.
Stereotype: Lesbians love dildos and use them all the time, because they have penis envy.
Reality: Dildos are not a necessity, much like penises.
Stereotype: Lesbians are always trying to "recruit" straight women to their "cause".
Reality: Straight women who get with lesbians aren't straight.
Stereotype: All lesbians dress like men and have short hair.
Reality: Not all lesbians, but when they do, it can be super hot.
Stereotype: Lesbians move in with each other on the second date.
Reality: Oh em gee no, they have to date for at least a month.
Stereotype: Lesbian bed death.
Reality: Over time the passion fades in most relationships, gay and straight alike.
Stereotype: Lesbians hate men.
Reality: Lesbians and men can be BFFs.
Stereotype: Lesbians can't be friends with straight women without wanting to sleep with them.
Reality: Lesbians can actually be BFFs with all types of people!
Stereotype: Lesbians will be up for a threesome with a straight couple.
Stereotype: Lesbians just haven't found the right guy yet.
But if a lesbian does fall for a guy...
Stereotype: All lesbians are into sports.
Reality: Lesbians' interests are as varied as everyone else's.
Stereotype: All lesbians love cats, Tegan and Sara, and The L Word.
Reality: Not all lesbians, but lots, yes, and that's because those three things are fantastic.
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