Each individual is different, both with how they identify and how they may became aware of that identity. Remember, your sex and dating life can look however you want it to—whether you want to identify as anything or nothing at all. But if you find yourself questioning if you are gay, here are 12 women on the moment that they knew they were.
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Our first date was for drinks on a Monday night after a workday I had spent trying not to throw up from anxiety. I had sent Lydia the first message, asking to read the gay Harry Potter fanfic she had mentioned in her profile. She asked me out shortly afterward. Until then, I had assumed I was straight; I was just really, really bad at it.
Are you questioning whether you might be gay? Feeling alone and uncertain? Being in limbo about your sexuality isn't exactly easy.
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By Melisa Raney, with illustrations by Ian Berry. Melisa Raney is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Atlanta with her two children. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
Determining your sexual orientation can be a confusing experience, but only you can truly determine it, on your own terms. There's no test for it yet, so the most reliable method is to look at your history and feelings, and make an educated guess. Below is some helpful information on figuring out a little more about your sexuality.
I was home alone, and it was a celebration of sorts, the kind of merrymaking I reserved for days when I convinced my mom I was not well enough for the politicking of seventh grade. I was mid-spin when the thought stormed in. What begged the question at that moment?
Questioning your sexual orientation or gender identity can be difficult, often because of other peoples' attitudes. But it could help you make sense of feelings you've had for a long time. Whether you're straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, there's no reason not to feel confident and proud of who you are. Sexuality isn't just about sex, it's about your feelings, emotions, attractions and desires and how you express these.