Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation

I get more excited about women, but would prefer to have a boyfriend

I get more excited about women, but would prefer to have a boyfriend

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

Question answered on December 6, 2010 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

Hello Nicole, First off, I would like to commend you on standing up for gay rights and supporting the gay community! I know it is not an easy thing to do to stand up to your peers and confront them about something important to you. In your statement, you said that ... Read more.
Repulsed by men since I was raped, I don’t know if I’m a lesbian

Repulsed by men since I was raped, I don’t know if I’m a lesbian

Question asked by Linzi (31 years old woman from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on March 16, 2010 by

Sorted in Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Gay & Lesbian, Questions

Hi Linzi, I think what's especially important when someone does something bad to us is not to generalize. Each person is unique in his or her own way and this is why stereotyping should be avoided. I'm not trying to take away from the gravity of the incident that occurred, because ... Read more.
My friend seems to really like me but she says she’s not gay.

My friend seems to really like me but she says she’s not gay.

Question asked by Stephanie (16 years old questioning woman from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on January 28, 2010 by

Sorted in Friendship, Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

Hi Stephanie, Thanks for writing in to us at AlterHéros. It sounds like you're going through some confusing stuff right now. From what you've written in to us it seems that you've always liked guys up until you starting hanging out with your friend who is a girl. ... Read more.
My husband likes my boobs but seems gay

My husband likes my boobs but seems gay

Question asked by Vanessa (33 years old heterosexual woman from South Africa, South Africa)

Question answered on October 31, 2009 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

Hi Vanessa, Thank you for writing to Alterheros. I understand that you are confused and that you are getting mixed messages from your husband and your friends. If you allow me, I would like to suggest that you ask yourself if it is really necessary to categorize your husband's sexual orientation as ... Read more.
Am I a lesbian if i fantasize about women?

Am I a lesbian if i fantasize about women?

Question asked by Emma (21 years old heterosexual woman from Australia, Australia)

Question answered on September 22, 2009 by

Sorted in Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Definitions, Questions

Hi Emma, Thanks for submitting your question to Alterheros! There could be a lot of different reasons as to why you are fantasizing about other women while with your male partner. I think its important to realize first off, that your sexual orientation does not necessarily come with a ... Read more.
Did sexual abuse make me gay?

Did sexual abuse make me gay?

Question asked by Sophie (14 years old homosexual from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on August 14, 2009 by

Sorted in Abuse, Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

Hi Sophie! Thanks for your question and please forgive the long wait for this answer. You're curious as to whether it's possible for sexual abuse to make someone gay. The short answer to this question is no. There is never a single root cause to someone being gay. There are ... Read more.
My friend touches and kisses me, is he joking around with me or is he straight?

My friend touches and kisses me, is he joking around with me or is he straight?

Question asked by Charlie (16 years old man from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on May 25, 2009 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

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.
Did same-sex sexual abuse turn me gay?

Did same-sex sexual abuse turn me gay?

Question asked by Julio (20 years old homosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on May 20, 2009 by

Sorted in Abuse, Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

Julio, I am sorry you were repeatedly molested during your childhood. People who have been molested are not more prone to change their sexuality than any other people. Many people know they are gay before they even have any kind of sexual contact. I must say, to find out who you are, ... Read more.
Making out with my lesbian friend who has a girlfriend

Making out with my lesbian friend who has a girlfriend

Question asked by john (16 years old heterosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on May 16, 2009 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Questions

John, At any age men and women ask themselves questions about sexuality and why things happen. It gets complicated especially when hormones are involved! Answers usually are all we ever ask for in life but when it comes to sex and sexuality there is a whole gambit of varieties of who's ... Read more.
Male bisexuality among the handicapped

Male bisexuality among the handicapped

Question asked by John (22 years old man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on April 21, 2009 by

Sorted in Causes of homosexuality / sexual orientation, Misconceptions & Clichés, Questions

Hi John, Thank you for your question. I was not able to find specific data that showed that the prevalence of a gay and/or bisexual sexual orientation has increased among men with physical disabilities. However, my sense is that a person with a physical disability may, in many cases, be discriminated against, either ... Read more.
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