The Myth of Deviant Sexuality

What is the right way to have a relationship? For some, the answer is simple: a cis man and cis woman, married or exclusively dating. The idea that this model—one that is straight, cis, and monogamous—is superior to any other type of relationship is the foundation of heteronormativity in our culture. There’s no reason why this type of social bond should be valued over any other, but therein lies the myth of cisgender-heterosexual superiority. Sex shaming and relationship shaming are pervasive, ugly things. Chances are, even if you don’t want to be judgmental, you still have some ideas about...

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