Lorin has a medical degree and has since started her residency in Psychiatry. She also has experience with a variety of volunteer organizations on topics ranging from HIV/AIDS education, tobacco education, and mental health.
I've volunteered at AlterHeros because the questions were always interesting and I have learned a lot through them. It is really important to have a forum like this where people can feel free to ask complicated questions.
Hi Cris -
Thank you for your letter. We tend to identify our sexuality a certain way as it makes it easier for us, as humans, to explain to ourselves and to others our attractions. However, sexuality exists on a continuum. Some people are attracted to the opposite sex 99.9% of ... Read more.
Hi Sammy, thank you for your question.
It is difficult to experience attraction to two people, particularly when they are two people whom you love and you don't want to hurt. Being that one of them is your boyfriend and the other is your best friend, it is very important that ... Read more.
Hi Charlie thank you for your question.
I would start by telling your friend your orientation. Is he aware that you are bisexual and, if yes, can you tell him that you like him as more than just friends? The way that he is acting certainly makes it sound as ... Read more.
Thank you for your letter.
It is difficult to realize who you are and then to feel that others do not accept you. But it is wonderful that you are so clearly sure of who you are and whom you are attracted to. That is a really big step that ... Read more.
Thank you for your question. No, masturbating every day is not a problem unless it is embarrassing you or you are trying to get pregnant with someone. If you and a partner are trying to get pregnant, then masturbating every day would decrease the likelihood of you having healthy ... Read more.
Hi MJ thank you for your question.
I will start with saying congratulations for following your heart and engaging in a relationship with someone who you clearly find has many great qualities. I will continue by saying emphatically that just because you imagine men when you are having sex with ... Read more.
Hi Jamie thank you for your question.
I will start by saying that it is very normal for women to have irregular periods for the first months and, sometimes, the first years of their period. Your bodies` level of hormones is changing during adolescence, which can cause the length of ... Read more.
Thank you for your question.
I have a question for you: how binding is this potential marriage, i.e. is your family insisting that you marry him or do you have the right to choose who you want as a partner?
I ask this because your approach to the situation will likely ... Read more.
Thank you for your question. It is very difficult to discuss who you are when you are not sure that others will accept that person. At the same time, hiding who you really are can be painful. It is also difficult if you have people who are important to ... Read more.
Thank you for your question.
I have some questions for you as well – why are these gender identity issues bothering you? Do you feel that you need to have a label for who/what you are? It seems that you understand pretty well what it is that you feel comfortable ... Read more.
Parles-en aux experts is a project of the nonprofit organization AlterHeros, which aims the heathly development of all individuals regarding with their sexual orientation, gender identity and sexuality. We are based in Montreal, Canada.