Acceptance

I felt guilty about masturbating. Now I keep thinking about penis!

I felt guilty about masturbating. Now I keep thinking about penis!

Question asked by Mcloud (19 years old questioning man from Greece, Greece)

Question answered on October 28, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Questions, Health

Hi Johnn, thanks for asking your question Let's start with sexual feeling; yes sexuality is something that is perfectly normal, a boy or male teenager should never feel guilty about his being horny, or having sexual thoughts, feelings, fantasies or desires. All these are perfectly normal; it's just religion, culture and ... Read more.
I don’t want to be gay because it will perpetuate old stereotypes

I don’t want to be gay because it will perpetuate old stereotypes

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

Question answered on October 21, 2009 by

Sorted in Abuse, Acceptance, Questions

Hello John, Thank you for writing to AlterHéros about your concerns. You say that you're hesitant to come out because you feel like you will be proving people right about gay stereotypes. Let me begin by telling you that I understand your anger at this situation; I too was called a lesbian ... Read more.
I didn’t choose my orientation but I doubt it is genetic.

I didn’t choose my orientation but I doubt it is genetic.

Question asked by John (20 years old questioning man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on September 19, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Bisexuality, Questions

Hi John, Understanding and questioning one's sexual attractions can be a very complex and sometimes, confusing time; I appreciate that you've sought out some help to clarify your questions. By your statement, I understand that you believe you were born straight and have grown up being attracted to women, but you have ... 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.
My country has rejected and mistreated me because I’m gay.

My country has rejected and mistreated me because I’m gay.

Question asked by henry (20 years old homosexual man from Nigeria, Nigeria)

Question answered on August 26, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Questions, Coming out

Dear Henry, Being gay is definitely not bad or immoral, though many people in countries around the world may believe this to be true. Nigeria is not known for its gay-friendliness; in fact, both gay and lesbian same-sex encounters are illegal within the country, and offenses are punishable either by up ... Read more.
I think I’m bi but not sure if I accept myself for who I am.

I think I’m bi but not sure if I accept myself for who I am.

Question asked by Couriosity (16 years old woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 10, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Bisexuality, Questions

Hi there, Thank you for coming to AlterHeros with your question. It sounds like you are beginning to become aware of your attraction to girls and you are wondering if, and why, you are bisexual. Further, you are unsure on how to deal with being a bisexual and wish to meet ... Read more.
Should I ignore the sick feeling I get when kissing my boyfriend?

Should I ignore the sick feeling I get when kissing my boyfriend?

Question asked by Lani (18 years old homosexual woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on August 10, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Why act? Why talk about it?, Questions

Dear Lani, Two years is a long time for a guy to wait for a girl to kiss him, and while I sympathize with this guy and understand your concern for him, I think that now would definitely be a good time to be honest with him about your sexuality. You've ... Read more.
MY hormones! AH! I don’t want a label, but where do I fit in?

MY hormones! AH! I don’t want a label, but where do I fit in?

Question asked by Jack (16 years old questioning man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on July 31, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Bisexuality, Questions

Hi Jack, Thank you for your question. If I understand correctly, you are struggling to understand yourself in terms of your sexual orientation. From what you write, it sounds to me like you are quite attuned to your emotions and you analyze events and your reactions to them in detail in order ... Read more.
How do I get gaydar?

How do I get gaydar?

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

Question answered on June 16, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Bisexuality, Questions

Hi John, Thanks so much for writing in to us at AlterHéros. It sounds like you're trying to find out whether or not your friend is bisexual or gay and if there is a way to figure it out by using gaydar. Firstly, you should know that gaydar does ... Read more.
How to keep my friend even if she is bisexual ?

How to keep my friend even if she is bisexual ?

Question asked by Sierra Duclos (14 years old heterosexual woman from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on May 11, 2009 by

Sorted in Acceptance, Homophobia and transphobia, Questions

Hello Sierra, Thanks for writing in to us at AlterHéros. You've covered a lot of stuff in your post so let's list out the issues that you've brought up: 1. You found out that your best friend is bisexual and this is something you cannot accept; ... Read more.
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