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I’m a very confused boi – is it wrong to want to be both genders?

I’m a very confused boi – is it wrong to want to be both genders?

Question asked by Jen (15 years old homosexual woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 31, 2009 by

Sorted in En questionnement, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Shadow, Thank you for writing to AlterHeros. As I hope you know, you are among many other teenagers who are questioning and exploring their sexuality; and sharing your concerns will help others. If I understand well, I think we could divide your concerns into two aspects 1) your sexual identity and ... Read more.
I was heart-broken by guys, now I like lesbian porn, how can I change that?

I was heart-broken by guys, now I like lesbian porn, how can I change that?

Question asked by Rebecca (22 years old questioning woman from India, India)

Question answered on August 26, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for submitting your question to Alterheros! I understand that this must be a confusing time for you. In answer to your question, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, your happiness, safety and health are of utmost importance - whether ... Read more.
Should I kill myself if my teacher reacts badly to my love for him?

Should I kill myself if my teacher reacts badly to my love for him?

Question asked by Prem (23 years old questioning man from India, India)

Question answered on July 2, 2009 by

Sorted in Questions, Suicide, Gay living

Hi Prem, Thank you for writing in. It sounds like you are living through a very difficult and confusing period. First, you are coming to terms with your sexual orientation. I think you are saying that you see yourself currently as mostly attracted to men and consider yourself as "gay." I congratulate ... Read more.
Images of my father haunt me during sex

Images of my father haunt me during sex

Question asked by Alexandra (22 years old questioning woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on May 3, 2009 by

Sorted in Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions, Sex

Dear Alexandra, I would definitely recommend seeking out a qualified therapist to assist you on this one, since you say the visions are starting to affect your daily life. While random things often pop into people's heads while they're having sex, this type of repeated and unwanted image isn't something that ... Read more.
Project Error

Project Error

I’ve read stories on here more than a few times, sometimes to feel not so alone, others to discover the many different ways of living and to hear people’s unique experiences with gender and sexuality. I’m not sure what I am anymore, I’ve gone through so many different identities I’m not even sure people will believe me if I give them a new one. But the path to finding yourself has so many twists and turns and has never been a straight line. Sometimes we stop and look at the possibilities and rather than pursuing our way down the path we push ourselves into something easier. Sometimes it’s not all that easy but it’s better than waiting for an answer, waiting to be told that were something more or something different.

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I feel alienated. How can I meet others in the LGBT community in my country?

I feel alienated. How can I meet others in the LGBT community in my country?

Question asked by An (19 years old homosexual woman from India, India)

Question answered on April 8, 2009 by

Sorted in Family, Questions, Loneliness

Dear An: 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.
I feel I’ve wronged my parents by being gay

I feel I’ve wronged my parents by being gay

Question asked by Andy (19 years old homosexual woman)

Question answered on March 27, 2009 by

Sorted in Family, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Dear Andy, What is more important to you...to live your life or that of your parents? You are still young and many other issues will invade your mind that will require you to pause and think,What do I want? Am I doing this for myself or to please someone else? Do ... Read more.
Is she slowly stealing my boyfriend’s attention from me?

Is she slowly stealing my boyfriend’s attention from me?

Question asked by Jane (16 years old heterosexual woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on March 16, 2009 by

Sorted in High-school, Self-esteem, Questions

Hi Jane, Apologies for the belated reply. From what you write, it seems like you have noticed that your boyfriend is showing interest in another girl and you are wondering what his intentions are. First, let me say that I can see that you have put a lot of thought into the issue. ... Read more.
I’m sensitive and don’t want to screw up our friendship

I’m sensitive and don’t want to screw up our friendship

Question asked by Foster J. Cook (13 years old heterosexual woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on March 12, 2009 by

Sorted in Self-esteem, Questions

Hi Foster, Thanks for your question. If you honestly don't want to mess up your friendship, then don't go for this girl. After all, you wouldn't want to take a chance, would you? Of course, you would; that's why you wrote to us! Although sometimes it can be scary to take a chance on a relationship, particularly ... Read more.
How do I control my sadism?

How do I control my sadism?

Question asked by itachi (14 years old heterosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on March 11, 2009 by

Sorted in Aggression, Self-esteem, Questions

Hello Itachi, I will first start by noticing you obviously take pride in your IQ, however, that isn't what makes someone sadistic, or uncaring, or gets people to like you. I'm concerned about your fascination with weapons. Do you have thoughts of hurting people? What extent are you going to to know ... Read more.
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