This groundbreaking book gave voice to a generation of previously unseen bisexuals. Rather than arguing statistics or debating the sexuality of long dead celebrities, Hutchins and Ka'ahumanu gave a space to normal bisexuals who told their lives. This created a new genre for books on bisexuality.
This book is cited in at least thirty-five other works, helped spark at least ten other books (many by its own contributors), was named one of Lambda Book Report's Top 100 Queer Books of the 20th century, has been reprinted 3 times since 1991, has almost 30,000 copies in circulation, and is still in demand. It also frequently appears on numerous LGBT reading lists, from assistance in coming out to queer studiescurriculum guides.