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Perhaps she was hurt that I hadn’t confided in her before and I suspect because she has no experience of bisexuality she found it unsettling, but I said she would have to learn to accept it.’Despite coming out, she didn’t start dating girls — ‘in my area there aren’t many bisexuals so it was hard to find someone’ — and instead lost her virginity in 2015 to a male schoolmate she dated for six months before he ended the relationship this year.
Perhaps understandably, she didn’t tell her mother, though Tina insists she would allow Shannon to have a lesbian relationship under her roof ‘if she was serious, but not if she was only experimenting’.
But what 18-year-old Shannon isn’t as clear about is whether she actually enjoyed the experience.
‘It was disappointing because I think my feelings towards women are romantic, rather than sexual,’ she says.
He responded back to me with some pictures that were a bit more graphic and a phone number.
Shannon’s mother, Tina, 45, tries her best to understand but admits to struggling with her daughter’s sexual orientation.
‘But I am still attracted to both sexes and would describe myself as bi.’As confusing as this might sound to some — and at times when discussing her sexuality Shannon herself sounds confused — she is far from alone.
According to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, the number of British people defining themselves as bisexual has risen 45 per cent in just three years.
Shannon Scrivens can remember every detail of her first sexual encounter with another woman: the vodka she had beforehand to release her inhibitions; the smell of jasmine perfume; the David Bowie album that played in the background.
She describes the moment afterwards when, hurriedly putting her clothes back on before her mother returned from work, she and her female friend agreed what had happened would not ruin their otherwise platonic relationship.