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Am I gay if I get an erection while watching gay porn?

Am I gay if I get an erection while watching gay porn?

Question asked by Filipe (10 years old questioning man from Portugal, Portugal)

Question answered on October 27, 2010 by

Sorted in En questionnement, Questions

Hi Filipe! Thank you very much for writing in to us at Alterheros. You write that becoming aroused after mistakenly seeing gay porn has caused you to question your sexuality, despite the fact that you are attracted to and have been in love with girls. Your question is not uncommon among ... Read more.
I didn’t come out to my dad – now I keep thinking of him in a sexual way

I didn’t come out to my dad – now I keep thinking of him in a sexual way

Question asked by Polly (21 years old homosexual woman from Great Britain, Great Britain)

Question answered on September 26, 2010 by

Sorted in Family, Questions, Coming out

Hi Polly, It sounds like you are in a frustrating position and I can understand why you feel the way you do. I don't think you are mad at all. There are many possible explanations for what you are going through. Having a long term girlfriend that ... Read more.
I imagine myself as a lesbian – am I transsexual?

I imagine myself as a lesbian – am I transsexual?

Question asked by Will (15 years old heterosexual man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on November 6, 2009 by

Sorted in Being transsexual and homosexual, Questions, Transsexuality

Hi Will and thank you for your question. It is okay to feel confused right now as these are some feelings you are unsure of and are questioning. I understand that you consider yourself to be a male and are comfortable with that. However, you present the question that you may be ... Read more.
Why am i turned on by shemales (transsexuals)?

Why am i turned on by shemales (transsexuals)?

Question asked by Chris (21 years old questioning man from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on September 4, 2009 by

Sorted in Questions, Transsexuality, Travestites

Hi Chris, Thanks for asking Alterheros your question. I understand that when you discover something that might appear to be unconventional and out of the ordinary about yourself you might start to wonder and worry about where this thing came from, what it means about you, and when it will go ... Read more.
Should I come out as bi or gay?

Should I come out as bi or gay?

Question asked by Eric (14 years old questioning man from Canada, Canada)

Question answered on June 23, 2009 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Coming out, Questions

Hi Eric, Thank you for your question. If I understand correctly, you are defining your sexual orientation and would like to share this aspect of your identity with those around you. However, you are not sure what term to use to describe yourself, because you are not quite sure what your sexual ... 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.
Alternate versions of

Alternate versions of

Question asked by michele (53 years old heterosexual woman)

Question answered on March 11, 2009 by

Sorted in Definitions, Homo-potpourri, Questions

Hi Michele, Thanks for writing to us with your question! This is a very interesting question, indeed. As much as we say we hate labels, we always seem to want or need to label things, including gender, sexual preferences, crowd 'clicks', etc. The fact is, with all the nicknames out there, I have ... Read more.
I have periods every 45 days

I have periods every 45 days

Question asked by ms.george (26 years old woman from India, India)

Question answered on November 9, 2008 by

Sorted in Questions, Health, Safe-sex

Hi Ms. George, Thank you for your question. It seems like you are asking about irregular periods, i.e. oligomenorrhea. The following is from Wikipedia and might be of help to you: "Oligomenorrhea is the medical term for infrequent uterine bleeding episodes with intervals of more than 35 days. The duration of such ... Read more.
My foreskin is too tight

My foreskin is too tight

Question asked by Tyler (12 years old heterosexual man from United Kingdom (Great Britain), United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Question answered on April 26, 2008 by

Sorted in Questions, Health, Safe-sex

Hi Tyler, Thank you for your question. Foreskin retraction problems and or tightness are quite a common problem in teenage males and the appropriate medical term for your problem is phimosis. Phimosis is a condition where the male foreskin cannot be fully retracted from the head of the penis. As most boys are ... Read more.
I’m BiSexual, And I Don’t Know How To Tell My Parents.

I’m BiSexual, And I Don’t Know How To Tell My Parents.

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

Question answered on December 15, 2007 by

Sorted in Bisexuality, Questions

Hi Sophie, Thank you for your question. Talking to parents about your sexual orientation can be really hard. It seems like you are afraid your parents (particularly your dad) will not be very receptive at first. If you do choose to talk to your parents about how you identify and who you are ... Read more.
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