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I'm PRETTY sure I'm gay. Help me be okay with it.

I've always known I was a little different. I have trouble remembering things from my relatively normal childhood, so it took until high school to connect the few dots I had, but after I did that, I relished in the attraction I felt for certain other men. It was exciting and made me feel as though I was part of a community with a common story. I grew up with conservative parents who I haven't been able to tell but who I suspect have an inkling, given the things they found left open on my teenage computer and my shy, sensitive nature. I was fine with not making it a part of my identity and limited its sphere of influence to my taste in porn and online friendships. I never felt the need for a relationship- with women or men- but I enjoyed the way validation from "manly" men made me feel both emotionally and physically. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jun 26, 2014 - 29 answers

non-traditional parenting for dummies

What resources exist for non-romantic adult friends thinking about having a kid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2014 - 16 answers

I'm a lesbian crushing on a man. What now?

I'm a lesbian who's recently found herself crushing on a man. Does this mean anything? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on May 11, 2013 - 57 answers

Why am I so hung up on this?!

I am heterosexual. During a party, I was asked by a roommate if I was gay. This is not the first time - I need help navigating my insecurity regarding my sexuality. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2012 - 52 answers

do you think my new boyfriend is bisexual or gay? or maybe just a little metro?

do you think my new boyfriend is bisexual or gay? or maybe just a little metro? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Sep 16, 2012 - 72 answers

gay/straight objectification

Has anyone ever published an article or blog post about their experience as a straight man being objectified by a gay man, and the experience opening their eyes to how they themselves objectify women?
posted by ac on Jul 15, 2012 - 4 answers

As a gay woman, when is it okay to pursue a straight woman?

I am a gay female in my late 20s who has understood my own sexuality for as long as I can remember and has been out to all of my friends for many years. My orientation is certainly not anything I would consider a defining characteristic about myself. The kind of profession I am in, the kind of experiences I have had and my life goals have greatly shaped who I am as a person, and have absolutely nothing to do with who I am attracted to. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2011 - 42 answers

Straight girl, but scared of boys

I'm a straight female, I think, but I'm terrified of dicks. And for the past few months, I've been wondering if I'm gay, but the thought scares me. (NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 43 answers

Confirmed bachelors with more female friends than male?

What fictional male characters are confirmed bachelors with many female friends and few male friends? I'm especially interested in stories set before 1950. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Jul 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Is there a way for a guy to flirt with men who aren't in a gay bar?

How do I flirt with men without upsetting straight ones? [more inside]
posted by beingresourceful on May 2, 2010 - 27 answers

What are the origins of "the straight woman with a gay best friend" cliché?

What are the origins of "the straight woman with a gay best friend" cliché? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 29, 2009 - 16 answers

I think I'm straight. Now what?

After a long time in a lesbian relationship, I'm coming to the realization that I think I'm straight. I don't want to leave my wife (I really love her), but I can't stop thinking about men. Please help me figure this out. Sexually explicit details inside. NSFW [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2008 - 23 answers

Who knows women like the gays??

How does your average awkward straight fellow go about finding a gay friend to help with the ladies? [more inside]
posted by BobbyDigital on Aug 2, 2007 - 84 answers

Um, coming out... again.

For the last 5 years (age 18-23), I've identified myself as a gay man. Came out to my friends and family and was living okay. Now, for the last year, I've basically come to realize I'm not gay. I've lost all attraction to men and I kinda fell for a woman. I haven't talked to anyone about it (including "her"), and am now realizing I need to come out (er, again). Any ideas how to handle it with my friends, family, and "her"? I'd obviously like to minimize the humiliation, anger, hurt, etc.
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2006 - 27 answers

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