Am I Gay Or Straight?
Have you ever asked yourself “am I gay, or straight?" This is a tough question for many men. Human sexuality is an important part of life, but due to the stigmas society has attached to certain sexual orientations, it can be a very intimidating issue for many men. This is not an easy question to answer and involves looking deep inside yourself to discover the truth.
Being "gay" is a reference to being homosexual, which means to be sexually attracted to people of your same gender. Straight refers to being heterosexual, which means to be sexually attracted to people of the opposite gender.
Being straight is the most common sexual orientation in both men and women. This has created a stigma in some segments of society about being gay, and as a result, a fear among gay individuals that their sexual orientation might not be accepted by friends and family members.
A common misconception about being gay, is that gay people are attracted to all members of the same sex. This is simply not true. It is common knowledge that straight men are not attracted to every woman they see. This is the same with gay men. Simply because you are gay does not mean you are attracted to every male.
In addition, some research has shown that sexual orientation can change over a person’s life. Having a singular homosexual experience does not determine if a person is gay or straight. Sexuality is a common element of human development to question and explore. Ultimately though, answering the question “am I gay or am I straight?” is a deeply personal experience, and should always be approached with an open mind.