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Out to my family but....

Discussion in 'The Welcome Lounge' started by Hippyotter, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Hippyotter

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    Hi Guys,

    I’m new here! I have been struggling with my sexuality for the better part of 3 years now. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m probably Gay and just gay. That being said my attempts to have gay encounters haven’t gone smoothly... I was really wanting to not enjoy anything and always left before anything really happened. Recently, I came out to my sister and parents which was a huge relief to me! They were honestly so loving and accepting and that took a giant weight off my shoulders! Now though, I find myself wanting to tell my friends, so I can feel like I truly don’t have to hide anymore. The thing is that I haven’t had a “successful” gay encounter, and the guys on ####### are a bit to aggressive for my taste(especially with experimenting). I was wondering if you guys have any advice? Like did you guys just know? Was sex a crucial part of your self realization? I’d like to come out more, but my fear is that despite how I’ve been feeling it may not be for me. I feel like As much as I want to come out, I can’t because I haven’t gotten to that last bit of acceptence
     
  2. LostInDaydreams

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    Welcome to EC. :slight_smile:

    Well done on your progress so far.

    I don’t think you need to have a sexual experience to know your sexuality. Acceptance can take time. Come out to your friends when you’re ready.
     
    #2 LostInDaydreams, Jul 16, 2020
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