Pussy Riot participant Nadezhda Tolokonnikova became a guest of the "Girlfriends" show, in which she linked her interest in men to the pressure of society. The episode of the program was published on the Gentle Editor YouTube channel.
Aktivitska admitted that her first sexual fantasies, which arose as a teenager, were associated with girls. “Most likely, under the pressure of society, I began to look more towards the boys. I grew up in the city of Norilsk, where if you declare that you are interested in girls, most likely you will shovel from everyone by the first number. Probably, it somehow traumatized me,”Tolokonnikova shared. She recalled that at a young age she was worried that she was not attracted to male bodies.
The Pussy Riot member suggested that most people, including herself, are pansexual, meaning they are capable of being romantically and sexually attracted to people of any gender and gender. “Since I believe that gender is a spectrum, and there are people who define themselves outside the traditional male and female model, it turns out that if I fall in love with queer, it makes me pansexual,” explained Tolokonnikova.
She explained that she already had partners who did not fit into traditional gender models. As an example, she cited a woman with whom she had a relationship in prison.
In 2018, Tolokonnikova gave an interview to journalist Yuri Dudyu, in which she stated that sometimes she had partners of her gender. At the same time, she refused to call herself bisexual, explaining that she does not fully treat herself to women.