How old were you when you had your first consensual same-sex experience? Is it common to have it when you're fairly young? I'm a cisgender bisexual male and I had my first (and only) same-sex experience with my bestfriend who claims to be straight. However, I'm physically and emotionally attracted to women, and only emotionally attracted to men (I have to develop emotional attraction before I find a man physically attractive.) When we were a lot younger, him and I would always have sleepovers and cuddle (I never thought anything of it. We were very young). He was an attractive male (physically) but I didn't have feelings for him. Being the age we were, I didn't even understand sexuality yet. However, one day at school, he looked over at me and said, "wanna be gay for the year" I was caught off guard, confused and didn't say anything. A few weeks later, we were walking home from school and he randomly held my hand. Once we were inside my house (we were home alone), he asked if I wanted to make out. I enjoyed every minute of it. After he left, I couldn't stop thinking about him for the rest of the day. We saw each other at school the next few days and nothing happened, but that following weekend we had a sleepover at my house. When it was late and my parents were asleep, him and I were cuddling on my bed and he started making out with me again. After a few minutes, it escalated to my giving him a handjob oral sex. It was arousing, and I ejaculated. For the next several years, we would hookup quite often, at his house, my house, and even at school. There were a few family and friends that were suspicious of us but no one ever really knew. His older sister would always make jokes that we were gay for each other but he would deny it every time and say that he isn't gay. He even had on and off girlfriends throughout those years. We eventually started growing apart and stopped hooking up. Although, we are still somewhat friends and talk every now and then. I don't know if he actually thinks of that as his experimental stage or if he's bisexual, but he currently has a girlfriend that he's engaged to. I recently moved out of state but I still think about him in a romantic way all the time. He's the only guy I've ever been in love with and I think I always will. He's also the only guy I've had a sexual experience with. I personally think this experience in my youth is a large reason I identify as bisexual. Is this something common? Have you ever had an experience like this?