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Bi-curious is a term mostly used in personal ads by people who feel that while their primary orientation is heterosexual, are looking for same-sex partners with a further implication that their same-sex experience is limited. Motives range from "I'm gay but yet to admit it to myself" through "I've got this itch that just needs scratching" to "My partner wants to try a menage a trois".
There is an implication that someone using the term bi-curious is not looking for a long term relationship.
It might be used to denote a homosexual person looking to experiment with heterosexual sexual relationships, but the above is the general implication. Since society has historically frowned on homosexuality, most if not all homosexuals seriously examined themselves for any heterosexual leanings before coming out of the closet.