Note: The REAL Piper of Orange is the New Black has clearly stated, "Well, you know, I’m bisexual so, I’m a part of the gay community.” Additionally she has pointed out that she came out at "either 18 or 19", and "had relationships with many, many women before I met Nora and after I met Nora."
So viewers should be aware that it was a "creative decision" of the shows writers, producers + NetFlix to minimize and erase the character’s actual + stated bisexuality by never using the "B-Word", turning her instead into a tired bisexual trope. This should not be viewed as at all realistic.
IRL Piper Kerman is a strong, interesting, out bisexual women in a different gender marriage, who participates in her LGBT Community and works hard for Prison Reform.
I hate this because there’s all this implication on the show that her sexual interactions with women are deviant, something she does under the influence of Vause or something she ‘turns to’ in prison. Like she would be this nice and neat little heterosexual if it wasn’t for that super-sexy, seductive drug runner and/or being lonely in prison. Which is gross. That’s gross.