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I call BS (but I could be wrong)

Is there any biological evidence for the assertion that female sexuality is more fluid than male sexuality? Or is this imbalance more likely due to cultural factors? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Apr 22, 2013 - 17 answers

Coming out & Overseas Relationships

I finally came out to myself, my therapist and my mom. And I am in a deep overseas relationship with a guy that I met online from South America. Where do I go from here? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by mrdexterous on Feb 18, 2013 - 11 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

Mild Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

Wondering whether I might have mild androgen insensitivity syndrome and that it may play a role in my sexual orientation. I haven't turned much up on this on Google. Does anyone have any expertise on the subject? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2012 - 4 answers

How should I approach my girlfriend - and myself - with my evolving sexuality?

Help me figure out what's going on with my sexuality and what it means for my long-time relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 - 32 answers

I want to accept my sex drive.

Help me accept my sex drive and become okay with fulfilling my sexual needs outside my sexless (and open) relationship. [more inside]
posted by chameleon on Nov 16, 2011 - 16 answers

'Reverse' Bicurious, am I kidding myself?

I am a 25 year-old gay(-ish?) male living in New York City. Perhaps uncharacteristically, I have a really strong drive to have kids (of my own) and really want to do so in the next five or ten years. I'm torn about how to get there though, given relationship difficulties that hinge largely on unresolved issues relating to my sexuality. Warning: TL;DR potential, but significant context is necessary. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 - 21 answers

Gay for a day?

I consider myself straight, but am interested in having sex with a girl just to see what it's like. I am under the impression that lesbians are not big fans of people like me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Psychological barriers to sexuality

I have some friends who have had blocks in realizing their sexualities and I'm wondering what the cause of it is. I can't seem to find much information on this topic anywhere else. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Jan 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Gender nonconformity and sexuality

How strong is the correlation between non gender conformity and homosexuality? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 1, 2010 - 32 answers

Getting past a stupid first

After questioning and coming to terms with my sexuality and yet a lower sex drive due to somewhat not sure causes (though I'm getting tests done out of curiosity), I was invited over for some fun. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Death of attraction? Hopefully not...

Not really sure how to let this out to my college counselor. In February of this year, I came out to my mom and brother. Things were better than I thought they would turn out to be. A couple of month later, my Dad somehow got the impression that we were all hiding something from him and as such, coerced me to tell him what was going on. I told him. He was somewhat judgmental of me and I completely stopped talking to him about these topics. Ever since that, I've been worried about how my future decisions will affect my relationship with my parents. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Aug 30, 2010 - 53 answers

Biological evidence for homosexuality?

hey... I was wondering where I can find the best evidence to prove that sexuality is biological or womb hormonally rather than child rearing caused? Just for my parents who are damn annoying. Thanks!
posted by antgly on Aug 17, 2010 - 33 answers

Where is my attraction?

I'm 19 years old, a guy. I was wondering what has happened to my sexual attraction. Typically during the college and high school years in the past, I used to be more sexually attracted to different guys (yes I'm gay). Right now it's summer break and I spend most of my time at home and not really in the presence of different people. Now when I occasionally go out, I don't seem to have the sexual oomph that I've had in the past. I do have success with my self, but it doesn't seem as strong as before. What is it a problem with? Is it low sex drive? Is it that I'm going crazy? Is it that I'm not seeing enough people? Is my attraction limited to types of people and is that normal? I think it is.
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Arousal or not? Or am I just nervous? Or out of my mind?

When is arousal not attraction? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Jul 1, 2010 - 30 answers

How to be more sexually communicative and experimental with my partner?

My partner has a wild sexual history and would like to incorporate threesomes into our sex life. I am not comfortable with this idea at all. Do these sort of discrepancies point to some sort of sexual incompatibility? (Many more details insides . . . NSFW.) [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Jun 24, 2010 - 50 answers

Aesthetic appeal vs. sexual attraction

I'm confused somewhat about my sexuality. It's an issue for me. Likely I'm gay and not straight. I'm wondering how can I tell apart aesthetic appeal from sexual attraction. Also, am I in denial to some point, because I'm constantly wondering over whether if I like women or not? That's why I'm wondering about the difference between aesthetic appeal and sexual attraction.
posted by antgly on Jun 16, 2010 - 49 answers

When and how did you realize you were bisexual?

Sexuality seems to be a very fluid and complex matter, and perhaps bisexuality even more so. My question is, when and how did you realize you were bisexual? And on a side note, I'd like to hear some opinions on a unrequited love situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2010 - 11 answers

My brother came out. I'm gay too. This is a problem.

My brother just came out to me as being gay. I'm gay too. The problem here is that I'm clueless about how to deal with this. Also, I hate to say it, but my overwhelming feeling right now is sorrow. [more inside]
posted by Avenger on May 5, 2010 - 24 answers

Should a parent mention their bisexual past to their gay teen?

My 14-yo son has recently come out to me as gay. Should I share anything about the "experimental" phase of my youth? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2009 - 74 answers

crazy little thing called the love that dare not speak its name

I need some academically credible synonyms for same-sex erotic activity that are less ambiguous than "gay sex" and less clinical-sounding than "homosexual contact." [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Oct 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Who are our Pansexual Icons?

There are gay icons and lesbian icons - are there people who are bisexual/pansexual icons? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 15, 2009 - 47 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

How does a gay man go about dating women?

How does a gay man go about dating women? [more inside]
posted by pantheON on Mar 11, 2008 - 31 answers

I want to come out as hetero at my gay workplace.

It is a good thing where I work that I identify as gay. Very good. Recently however, I have fallen (madly) for a hetero... This would be somewhat of an issue of at my gay workplace and I'd like some good ole MeFi advice (MI) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 - 32 answers

I'm a girl of 24 and I broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years in october to be with a woman. Confused!!!

This is very complicated so get comfortable....I'm a girl of 24 and I broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years in october to be with a woman. [more inside]
posted by shitontheradio on Jun 12, 2007 - 22 answers

What am I?

I am confused about my sexuality. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2007 - 25 answers

How do I find out whether he likes me?

Is he gay like me? Will it work out? The messy process of coming out ... [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 9, 2007 - 25 answers

Our son came out to us today. Now what?

My 20 year old son came out to my wife and I this morning. I want to support him and understand his lifestyle and decisions better. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2006 - 38 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

Is it a choice?

Having long rolled my eyes at the debate over whether homosexuality is a choice, can I get an explanation of this argument from someone? [more inside]
posted by Holygrail2 on Nov 12, 2005 - 42 answers

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