Physically gay, emotionally straight, wtf?

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Physically gay, emotionally straight, wtf?

Unread postby ThatRand0mGuy » 2nd October, 2017, 2:12 pm

Okay, so, I don't really know where to begin. If I had to guess right know I'd say I am like 70% gay physically, but I can't imagine me being in an emotional relationship with a guy, and that's not because I dislike it, I've seen very cute gay couples. I think I've been physically attracted to guys since I was 13, but never once have I been in love with a guy.

The idea of kissing a girl is more appealing for me, and I have been in love with girls before, but only emotionally. I find most girls beautiful, but I never feel the urge to look at their bodies like I do when I see hot guys. I'm kinda stressed because relationships with bad sex usually don't go very well.

Is there anyone who feels the same or has some advice?
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Re: Physically gay, emotionally straight, wtf?

Unread postby Scorpius X-1 » 2nd October, 2017, 5:33 pm

With girls, I feel attracted and repulsed at the same time. Or something.

With hot guys, I'm attracted.

No advice.
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Re: Physically gay, emotionally straight, wtf?

Unread postby Wayde » 2nd October, 2017, 6:23 pm

I went through the exact same thing years ago when I was coming to terms. Actually, I think a lot of guys do. I think it comes from the fear of being gay and being told that gay is bad. You don't want to accept that you're gay at first, so you tell yourself "If I'm at least emotionally attracted to girls then I'm not 100% gay". If your experience is like mine then that will slowly pass.
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Re: Physically gay, emotionally straight, wtf?

Unread postby Sokol » 3rd October, 2017, 10:45 am

I completely understand where you're coming from. I've gone through the same "phase", don't understand be wrong though. For me, it was only a phase, but for you this could just be your sexuality. If this is in fact is your sexuallity, you could 'define' yourself as a heteroromantic bisexual. This, in short, means you're emotionally attracted to the opposite sex but physically attracted to the same sex. But you shouldn't feel the need to identify yourself as gay, bi... or any other terms, sexuallity is something much deeper than that.

I think you should probably just take your time and don't push yourself to make a decision or anything. You will get your answer as time goes on, just try to be open to try things with both sexes, I suppose.
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Re: Physically gay, emotionally straight, wtf?

Unread postby TonyTheTiger » 4th October, 2017, 1:01 am

I know exactly where you're coming from. I, however, had the opposite effect. I used to be emotionally attracted to girls (not so much anymore), but could not think about them sexually like the way I do for guys. But, I do have an emotional attraction to guys as well. This was definitely a phase for me. You said that you've been attracted physically since 13, but whatever age you are now sounds like the ideal time for these phases to happen. I agree with Sokol and would definitely give it more time and not to rush.
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