I was sitting in my room on the computer when I suddenly got an urge to "try something new" with another woman. After I had repented, flogged myself several times, and promised to offer a burnt offering for forgiveness to the All-Powerful, All-Omnipotent, and All-Merciful Ruler of the universe, I skipped back to my bed and said a long, remorseful prayer. Refreshing.
Just kidding :p But, on a more serious note, is this common among either gender? I might just be asking some really weird questions, but does anyone else ever have a moment when they're attracted to the same sex? Is it offensive to people who are naturally inclined to be gay to "experiment"? Personally, even when I was a christian, I didn't know how to deal with the whole issue. It seemed so snotty just to say something like "I love the sinner and not the sin" (picture a victorian noblewoman fanning herself and in a fake, high-pitched voice going "hahahahaha" right after saying this). Now I don't really care. People should be able to be with who they love regardless of who it turns out to be. But I never thought that I'd ever have those types of feelings.
Any other thoughts?
"Is it offensive to people who are naturally inclined to be gay to "experiment"?"
Your sexuality is just that: yours. You are accountable to the feelings of any partners your take, but outside of that, is it really anyone else's business? If someone ever told me they were offended by my sexual experiences, I'd tell them to go fuck themselves in a heartbeat, regardless of what their sexual orientation was. My sex life isn't about them; it's about me.
I do understand how fauxmosexuality could be frustrating or annoying to some people, but that's a bit of a different scenario. There is something trivializing about someone pretending to be gay because it's the fashionable or trendy thing to do at that moment. In that case it seems less like an expression of one's sexuality and more like social opportunism. I still don't really consider it my right to pass moral judgment on such behavior, though I do find myself a bit turned off by actions that seem so insincere (though I can't always rightly say what is and is not sincere).
When it comes to the GLBT community, there are a lot of diverse views, but in my experience, the majority of people supporting the cause are ultimately supporting the right for people to be themselves and to pursue happiness. Experimentation is part of pursuing happiness for a great many people. Sometimes the experiment goes well, and sometimes it all goes wrong. It's not as if people aren't constantly getting it wrong in heterosexual relationships as well. It's part of life.
"...but it seems to me that the more freedom we have in our lives (not just with sexuality) the more religious people seem to view us as damned and close their ears to whatever we have to say."
The extremes will probably get louder the more agitated and anxious they get. I think the fact that some groups are getting so riled up and irrational is a sign that the tides are turning against them.
Biologically speaking, evidence points to the fact that female sexuality is a pretty fluid thing.