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Cara Delevingne Talks Sexual Fluidity

 

Cara Delevingne is an open book when it comes to her sexuality (she's candidly spoken about her sexual orientation on multiple occasions) — but despite her honesty on the topic, the model and actress recently revealed that people are still very confused by her sexual fluidity.

In a recent interview with Glamour, Delevingne explained that the initial response to her coming out as sexually fluid was that people didn't understand it and thought she was just "gay." "Once I spoke about my sexual fluidity, people were like, 'So you're gay,'" she told the magazine. "And I'm like, 'No, I'm not gay.'"

Delevingne, who previously dated fellow model-actress St. Vincent for a year and a half, continued: "A lot of the friends I have who are straight have such an old way of thinking. It's, 'So you’re just gay, right?' [They] don't understand it. [If] I'm like, 'Oh, I really like this guy,' [they're like], 'But you’re gay.' I'm like, 'No, you're so annoying!'"

It is the labeling that the 24-year-old wants to avoid. "Someone is in a relationship with a girl one minute, or a boy is in a relationship with a boy, I don't want them to be pigeonholed," she told Glamour.

"I am very happy how sexuality has become easier and freer to talk about, especially for kids," Delevingne added.

Delevingne has been freely speaking about her sexuality for years. She told The New York Times in 2015 that her "sexuality is not a phase," and later told People that "every day, I change." She also explained it to Vogue in 2016: "It took me a long time to accept the idea [of being attracted to women] — until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.... We're all liquid. We change, we grow."

(This article previously appeared on teenvogue.com and was written by Lynsey Eidell)