Comfortable in your skin

I don’t feel grown up at age 28: I don’t know if I’m gay/bi/straight

I don’t feel grown up at age 28: I don’t know if I’m gay/bi/straight

Question asked by Jamie Archer (28 years old questioning man from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on November 25, 2010 by

Sorted in En questionnement, Self-esteem, Questions

Hi Jamie, First off you are by far not inferior, and not “not grown up”, due to your inexperience. I promise you are not the first to be in a situation like the one you are in, or at least similar to it. Many times men that are more in ... Read more.
I’m a straight female but don’t like my femininity

I’m a straight female but don’t like my femininity

Question asked by Anonymous (21 years old heterosexual woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on November 9, 2010 by

Sorted in Alienation, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi there, Thanks for submitting your question to Alterheros. Believe it or not, many people feel the way you feel - disembodied and seemingly the wrong gender, appearance and object of attraction. You are definitely not alone, and it is not abnormal to feel the way you feel, despite ... Read more.
How come I get aroused by shirtless men? I’m sure I like women.

How come I get aroused by shirtless men? I’m sure I like women.

Question asked by Alex (15 years old man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on November 1, 2010 by

Sorted in En questionnement, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hey Alex thanks for your question, First off you are 15, it is perfectly normal at your age to be confused, you are basically right in the middle of adolescence. Most boys start feeling attraction to the opposite sex, attraction to the same sex, attraction to both sexes and/or sometimes ... Read more.
I think I have sadism, gender, sexuality issues

I think I have sadism, gender, sexuality issues

Question asked by Noah (20 years old)

Question answered on November 1, 2010 by

Sorted in Abuse, Questions, Loneliness

Hi Noah, Sounds like you have a lot going on. I can understand why you are confused, frustrated, and questioning. I don't believe anyone wants to be perceived as vulnerable, whether they are male or female. I think that most people are happier to be seen as strong, and ... Read more.
Depressed – is it my gender identity?

Depressed – is it my gender identity?

Question asked by Ken (17 years old homosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 26, 2010 by

Sorted in Depression, Questions, Transsexuality

Ken, Thank you for reaching out and taking it upon yourself to talk with someone, sometimes the only thing someone really needs is an outlet to talk themselves through their own questions. Gender identity can be a complicated concept to wrap your head around, and there are no clear cut ... Read more.
I’m not accepting my orientation – something is still missing.

I’m not accepting my orientation – something is still missing.

Question asked by Elias (19 years old questioning man from France, France)

Question answered on July 23, 2010 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Elias! Thanks for writing to AlterHéros. If I understand well, you're unsure about your sexual orientation, and unhappy about it. Also, you feel depressed and lonely at times, even though you don't really know why. If you don't mind I'll separate the two issues. Since you've already tried sex with both ... Read more.
I dislike my guy parts but like hanging out with guys, doing guy things

I dislike my guy parts but like hanging out with guys, doing guy things

Question asked by Zach (15 years old questioning from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on July 7, 2010 by

Sorted in Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions, Trans living

Hey Zach, Thanks for writing in to us at AlterHéros. From your post, it sounds as though you are pretty confused about some of the feelings you're having. First of all, rest assured that at your age, it's completely normal to start wondering about your attraction to the ... Read more.
What if someone wanted to do away with gender ?

What if someone wanted to do away with gender ?

Question asked by Dave (29 years old heterosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on May 21, 2010 by

Sorted in Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Dave, Firstly, thank you so much for writing in to us at AlterHéros with your questions. Secondly, PUT DOWN THAT JURY RIGGED PAIR OF HEDGE CLIPPERS! Though it might seem like an immediate solution, let's talk about your situation a bit first. As an individual who wishes ... Read more.
I don’t want to keep being everyone’s poster-boy

I don’t want to keep being everyone’s poster-boy

Question asked by Steven O. (17 years old homosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on May 7, 2010 by

Sorted in Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions, Transsexuality

Hi Steven, Thanks for coming to us with your question and I'm sorry it's taken us so long to get back to you. I'll try to advise you to the best of my ability. There are some aspects to your question that seem to be somewhat contradictory. You say that when ... Read more.
I want to cut off my breasts!

I want to cut off my breasts!

Question asked by Laura (21 years old homosexual from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on March 10, 2010 by

Sorted in Misconceptions & Clichés, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Laura! Thanks for writing in to us at Alterhéros. It sounds like you're having a tough time with your body right now. You write about not liking your breasts and about some issues you've run into with an non-traditional appearance. I'd like to assure you that you are certainly not alone ... Read more.
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