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I Am Confused About My Sexual Orientation

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    I think I might like my best friend more

    than a friend. Were both girls. I still like guys but think I might be bisexual. I don't know what to do. The girl and I are very close, but I'm also very awkward when it comes to this stuff. I don't know if I should tell her, or what I should do.
    pineapples17 pineapples17 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    I'm a male, 24 years old.

    I've gone back and forth on my sexuality. Sometimes I feel I'm gay, sometimes I feel I'm bi, other times I feel I'm straight. I feel like deep down I'm gay but I don't have sexual attraction towards guys. It's an emotional attraction to them. I feel sexually attracted to...
    hunterrrama hunterrrama 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Ever since middle school I felt like I wasn't

    just attracted to guys but girls as well. I also lack sexual desire unless I've developed close romantic relations with them. But on rare occasions I will develop sexual feelings towards either gender depending on the person or just have sexual thoughts in general. I'm in...
    KimmiNinja KimmiNinja 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    (17 year old female) I think I'm straight

    but I'm not 100% sure all the time? I've only been attracted sexually to men never women, but sometimes I'll catch myself having passing feelings of affection towards females. I've never had a crush on a girl friend. I've kissed on or two at a party but that was more for...
    Mdmi Mdmi 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always preferred girls compared to Guys

    since young. But if I hang out with a guy for a long period of time I start developing feelings. In terms of imagination and thoughts it's always been girls. So I kinda believe I'm a lesbian but I'm not too sure, cause I might be bi right?
    hildaq14 hildaq14 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I've been attracted to girls all my life.

    . or so I thought. Lately I've been looking at men more and wanting to be with them. I'm in a relationship with a girl right now but every time we kiss I pull my head away as a reflex. I love her, but sometimes I just see myself with another guy. I don't know who to talk to, I...
    DawsonJones DawsonJones 13-15, M Feb 21

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    I've always had crushes on boys

    and dated them too, but lately I've been having those feelings for girls as well. I don't know if it's just me think girls in general are beautiful or if I am actually bisexual. I'm not worried about my family excepting me if I was, but I just want to know for myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    I'm 16, and lately I've been feeling different

    to those around me. When thoughts that I may be interested in girls occur, I just tell myself that it's because I am lonely, and that I haven't had a tidy relationship in over 3 years. So I tried to dismiss the idea, but that didn't work. This problem has been a real issue with...
    lucyjaynesymons lucyjaynesymons 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    'A Question That Sometimes Drives Me Hazy: Am I Or Are The Others Crazy?'

    I had some issues growing up, not the least of which was I'd been attracted to guys since I was 12. I never told anyone at the time (I still haven't told many). I felt guilty, dirty and above all I felt a certain self-loathing. I hid it well though, and continued to succeed in...
    Goaly74 Goaly74 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    Gosh, I'm unusual. Can I say I'm an leaning

    more to lesbian but open to any gender given that I spend enough time with them? Most of the time in lesbian mode. Hahaha.
    hildaq14 hildaq14 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I have been attracted to girls

    since I hit puberty. I have only had sexual relations with a few girls and they were either drunk or barely curious so it made it very uncomfortable and awkward. I've even tried having relationships with other girls but it never worked out because they decided they wanted guys...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    I am 17. I live in the US

    and I'm on the football team. My whole life til I was a freshman in Highschool i liked girls. But when freshman year came I noticed a change in the way I looked at other guys. One of my best Friends who also plays on the football team started to catch my attention more than any...
    ZachTheGreat1 ZachTheGreat1 16-17, M 6 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Bisexual, Lesbian?

    Or maybe somewhere in between?! I don't know.. And personally I don't care much for those labels... Whoever I'll end up with I'll end up with. Why the question troubles me a bit though, is because I'd like to be more honest to others. But how am I supposed to come out without...
    MsIndievidual MsIndievidual 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    I thought I was straight then bi

    and then I came out as a lesbian but as soon as I came out I realized I could possibly be with a guy and now I feel like I'm bi but I'm so confused. I hate this.
    ggmer ggmer 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think I may be bi. I find tons of girls super

    cute, and the thought of being in a relationship with a girl isn't weird. It's the same with guys. I've been around the lgbtq community for a long time, and it resonates with me even though I've identified as hetero for my entire life. I've developed mini-crushes on both girls...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Honestly, I feel like I'm forcing myself to

    feel attracted to men. But I haven't had a real girlfriend yet, so people say it's "just a phase".
    ConfusedwithLove ConfusedwithLove 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    First of all, to get this out of the way,

    I am a 15 year old boy, soon to be 16, and I adore the LGBT community. Also, while I generally have great grammar, I tend to switch tenses a lot and sometimes ramble on with run-on sentences, so bear (bare?) with me here. My English teacher said I have a gift with story telling...
    mynameisxman mynameisxman 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I Think I May Be A Lesbian

    Well this is my first story so I will try to write it as best as I can, I have just bottled this up so long so sorry if it is a long story. This year I feel like I have changed as a person because of college, I have started to feel more attracted towards women instead of men. I...
    csrb824 csrb824 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23, 2012

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    I'm in an intensive outpatient program

    and there's a group for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, etc and I went to it for the first time on Tuesday and I was so anxious and uncomfortable. I don't think I'm ready for it yet. I'm so confused about who I am and who I like and I feel embarrassed and...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I just don't know any more,

    sure I've had boyfriends in the past but they all dumped me because they said I didn't care enough.
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    I Dont Understand Any Of It

    I'm 22 and unsure of what i love I know i find girls attractive but have never gotten to the point of wanting to touch them. I also find men attractive but much less frequently. My mind is content on just being single (but not alone cause ill always have friends) but some part of...
    deathgod623 deathgod623 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    Or lack of for that matter.

    (This is pretty long, I'll summarize at the end) You see, I think I may be asexual or something of a similar variant. I have never once felt sexual attraction for anyone, male or female. The most I can handle is cuddling, which is more of a friendly thing to me anyway...
    NimbusNimpy NimbusNimpy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I am in college, and recently had my first

    sexual encounter with another girl, and it has left me feeling very confused. I can remember being curious about my sexuality since middle school, when sex and sexuality started to become a topic in my life. However, I don't think I had ever really considered my feelings toward...
    TashaIIL TashaIIL 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I'm a 15 year old girl

    who seems attracted to women as well as men. I find myself checking out other girls when out in public, but I'm too scared to ask one out. I'm afraid that if I am gay then no one will accept me. It would be nice if I had a friend who's confused as well to talk to. I would...
    AllisonJ23 AllisonJ23 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    Am I A Lesbian? Am I A Aromatic Asexual? What Am I Exactly? So Many Questions And So Little People To Talk To.

    I have always been a extremely introverted individgual. Ever since I was little, I have always preferred the company of myself over other people, and tend to distance myself from them. This furthermore extended to the romantic elements of my life, but as I'm going through puberty...
    TheOliveweirdo TheOliveweirdo 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    I had always assumed

    that I was straight. I went to church and listened to my preacher on the issue, like a "good boy", as my mother once put it. I had been taught sexuality was a choice, and I accepted that because it was the only thing I had ever known. About a year ago though, my entire...
    super563 super563 13-15, M Jan 18

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    So, um lately I started looking at girls also,

    but since I was little I liked boys. I mean I still find boys attractive but lately some girls are attracting to me. Any advice??
    laracali laracali 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2014

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    Hey. I just wanted to share my story.

    ..I´m 14 years old girl from czech republic. I´ve a lesbian sister and a lots of homosexual friends, altough they are mostly older than me.About a year ago, I founded out, that I may be attracted to girls. I mean, I have never fell in love with a girl, but I did with...
    ASunny111 ASunny111 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    Today she asked me if I was a lesbian

    or bi or what? I told her I don't know. Although she already guessed I liked a girl but when she heard me confess with my mouth she reacted kinda shocked and scanned me for a few seconds. Now things are a bit different. She may be a bit scared of me.
    hildaq14 hildaq14 22-25, F Mar 24

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    I've been very confused lately about myself.

    .. I'll give you a bit about me before I dive into it all.. I'm 21 and very firmly rooted in my gender as female - also how I was born. I've been in one relationship with another girl for a year -freshman year in high school- this was when my aunt told me that she was a lesbian...
    owlfancy owlfancy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    I know I'm attracted to women

    but I'm also curious about being with a crossdresser. Does that mean I'm bi?
    dsapollo20 dsapollo20 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    Is That Why?

    I've always wondered if I'm "lesbian", or "bi-sexual", which honestly, all kids go through. But, when I was younger, I was sexually abused and I've had so much anxiety from it. Ever since then, when I've seen **** pictures, (not purposly. Just teenage girls being stupid), seeing...
    GreatKindOfDifferent GreatKindOfDifferent 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I'm a teen girl. I have always had crushes on

    boys, but never really on girls. I'm slowly falling for my best friend... She's just amazing in every way, but I don't feel that sort of strong attraction I get when I have a crush on someone. I'm currently dating a boy and have been for 8 months, he was my best friend and I've...
    ariabethany ariabethany 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Maybe "Confused" Isn't The Right Word For It.

    I am not confused about who I like. I am physically attracted to women, a lot. Every once in a while I'll find a guy that I'm attracted to, but that's just a very rare occurrence. However, physical attraction is a very small part of why I'm interested in who I am interested in. I...
    booradley booradley 22-25 2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    I Don't Know If I'm Gay. I Don't Know If I'm Straight. I Don't Know If I'm Bisexual.

    Ever since I was a small girl, I was a tomboy. Always wanted to be where the boys were. Always wanted to wear what the boys wore. Always wanted to do what the boys did. Always wanted to... be one of them, I guess. This lead to a lot of speculation about what would be my sexual...
    earlysunsets earlysunsets 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    This is kinda weird or I'm just weird

    but idk I feel sexually attracted to boys and girls but not romantically attracted to girls. Like I would never pursue a relationship with a girl but if it was like a hook up/fling I'd be okay with it but in the long run thinking about kids, marriage I don't see myself with a...
    Anon2721 Anon2721 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    I have recently begun being attracted to the

    same sex, but only in fleeting ways. Last week I even kissed a member of the same sex (they allowed me to in order to explore my feelings), but as I write this and the more I try to articulate my feelings, the more I feel comfortable saying that I am straight and possibility a...
    scrp117 scrp117 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm really confused and no one knows it except

    my therapist who I just revealed this to. I've kept things a secret for so long and have been afraid to say anything. I feel so messed up. I wish I was a boy, but at the same time I'm attracted to men. I also feel attracted to some women, but I don't know if it's just emotional...
    ces588 ces588 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    i have always felt kind of attracted to boys

    and never to women but im almost 18 and ive never been with anywhone.ive dated a couple guys but i have never fallen in love with any of them.actually sometimes they gross me out.do you guys think i havent met the right one yet or do yo think im asexual?
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Ughhhh. SOS. Help me figure this one out.

    Got stories? Advice? Help out a confused 16 year-old girl. You'll earn good karma.
    IvyEstelle IvyEstelle 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2014

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    I need people to talk to

    or a grown women who can talk to a young lady like me
    Revelyn Revelyn 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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    Too Confused, Excuse Me What?

    Ok this is a long story but I realllly need some advice I'm so confused. If not only about my relationship with my friend but now my own self... I always knew my beat friend was bi it's just me that I'm not sure about. she's had a boyfriend since the day that I met her?! We're...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Sexually attracted to boys,

    emotionally/intrigued by girls...(I'm a girl) what's that mean?
    FKK8 FKK8 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    I look around, and see all these people I'm

    surrounded by, they think I'm normal.But none of them really know me. I feel disconnected with even some of my best friends. Because I know that they wouldn't be my friend if they knew me like some of you know me. There has got to be a point where I move on. What I learned...
    ZachTheGreat1 ZachTheGreat1 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I thought I only liked guys.

    But lately I've been getting feelings for one of my best friends (a girl) and I honestly don't know what to do. It's killing me. Nobody knows about it. I don't know wether to tell anyone or just keep it inside.-. Is someone willing to help me?
    mikki19 mikki19 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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