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Forums / Sexuality and gender identity / I think I’m bi

Topic: I think I’m bi

6 posts, 0 answered
  1. ✨Lucette✨
    ✨Lucette✨ avatar
    18 posts
    14 June 2021

    I think I’m bi. But I’m scared I’m wrong. I’ve never dated anyone so how would I even know. But I see girls and I want to kiss them. Bit like what if I am wrong. Then I would have to go to anybody who knows and tell them that I was wrong

    my old town was way more accepting and I had a heap of lqbtqia+ friends I could talk to. Bit I haven’t spoken to them in ages. My new town is homophobic racist and sexist. I don’t have any friends here and I’m tired of waking up every morning

    one Of my friends came out as bi and a lot of people give her a heap of hate and at this school you get beaten up so

    I just want to know how to be sure

  2. Willow Jude
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    14 June 2021 in reply to ✨Lucette✨

    Hi Lucette,

    I can understand that it might feel like you can't be certain of your sexuality until you have an experience with a certain gender/s, and it is valid if you want to wait for this before you choose a label. However, if you feel that bisexual best describes you at this point, then that is also valid, even if you haven't had a romantic experience with a girl. I strongly identify as being under the multisexual umbrella (maybe bi/pan/omni), even though my only relationship has been with a male.

    It is also valid to change your label over time, so if you see yourself as bisexual now but in the future find that this doesn't fit for you, it's totally okay to change. I do understand about not wanting to tell people that you were 'wrong' if your choice of label changes, but it doesn't have to feel like that. If you do want to share your sexuality with others, how would you feel about saying something similar to bi being your label for now but that it may change in the future? Once you feel a bit more certain, you could then share your label more confidently/definitively. However, if you do feel ready to share a definitive label now, then go for it, and you can always make adjustments in the future.

    I am sorry to hear your current circumstances aren't accepting, and I hate that people are targeted because of their sexuality. I would never want anyone to feel they have to hide their sexuality, but it's also important that you do what is right and safe for you, so I guess you have to weigh up how open you want to be. Whether you want to be fully open with your sexuality or keep it to a limited group of people is up to you, and you should feel supported either way. If you're unsure, you could begin by telling someone that you're close to, and you could then gauge how you feel about sharing it with a wider group of people. This is what I did - it came up in conversation with a trusted friend when I was questioning, and it was then another six months or so before I felt confident in my label and told my best friend, and I then felt ready to share it with other friends/family.

    In terms of how to be sure of your sexuality - I don't know if I'm able to give you any ways to be certain, sorry. I guess it's one of those things you just figure out through how you feel, and it can be fluid and change over time.

    Good luck with everything, and feel free to keep us updated.

    -WJ

  3. eight
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    372 posts
    14 June 2021 in reply to ✨Lucette✨

    i was going to answer pretty blithely but god if i was thirteen fourteen years old again in the same situation as you i'd walk away feeling even more misunderstood. and i think i would've wanted to hear that if you wanted to be with girls you could and if you think you're bi you can be and if the idea of coming out makes your head spin with what if im wrong or what does the school think you don't have to. it could just be your friend or yourself. it will come to you eventually and when it does everything else will just feel like a bad dream

  4. geoff
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    15 June 2021 in reply to ✨Lucette✨

    Hello Lucette, you make a good point and if I can remind you that as we grow up we always have a close friend/s who are the same sex as ourselves and whatever we call them, mates or girlfriends, so it's only natural for each other to enjoy our lives, in good times and when we need another opinion, but as you keep talking with them there may be a feeling that you like each other, not only by looks but by what each other says and how they say it so that we get an indication on how they are feeling sexually.

    It's common for men to shake hands as it's also known that girls kiss each other, then their reaction might tell you.

    Best wishes.

    Geoff.

  5. ✨Lucette✨
    ✨Lucette✨ avatar
    18 posts
    15 June 2021 in reply to Willow Jude
    thank you. its just annoying i dont like not knowing and it just makes me feel like i have to know now. i really appreciate you saying all that though. thank you
  6. ✨Lucette✨
    ✨Lucette✨ avatar
    18 posts
    15 June 2021 in reply to eight
    than you! i just want everything to make sense now and i know that i cant just do that but it jus annoys me. it makes me feel so much better that other people actually care. thansk you

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