Many people who have same-sex attraction or feel a strong emotional connection to men are frequently asked whether they are gay or straight. Sometimes, those questions are based on cultural stereotypes. For example, people may ask if you are gay because of your feminine style or how you dress. Other times, they are based on the fact that you have feelings for people of the same gender and often go on dates with them. The good news is, you don't have to deal with these misconceptions alone. You can try to resolve misunderstandings through open communication with those who are asking these questions. You can also find support through online resources, in-person groups and confidential telephone support services.
The Truth About Why You May Be Gay
Homosexuality is not a choice, and it is not something that anyone chooses. It is a sexual orientation that is just as normal as straightness. Unfortunately, some people still have a hard time understanding this concept. The best way to help people understand that homosexuality is a natural part of life is to educate them and encourage conversations about the topic.
Historically, there have been many theories on the origin of sexual orientation. Some of these theories have been based on inborn traits, while others have been based on psychological influences, such as conflicts during psychosexual development. While modern science doesn't have a definitive answer, it does point to a number of genetic, biological and psychological factors that can influence sexual orientation. Rather than dwell on the origins of your sexual orientation, focus on the ways you can live your authentic self.