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Am I Bisexual or Bi-Curious?

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Question: Am I Bisexual or Bi-Curious?
A teen wonders if she is bisexual or just bi-curious and asks how a high schooler can figure out her sexual orientation.
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Here's a question from a teen:

I'm just confused... I'm not sure whether I'm bi-curious or just plain bi... I'm worried, if i am, that my dad and sister will freak. (Especially my sister.) and my friends (if they ever found out.) I have certain feelings towards the same sex (females) as i would the opposite sex. idk!!!! HELP!!! (Also, how old would one determine his or her sexual orientation? I'm in high school...)

It is perfectly normal for teens to question their sexual orientation. It is also normal for teens to have sexual feelings for same and opposite gender partners. These feelings may be an indication of someone's sexual orientation, or they may not. Only time will tell. Some teens in high school (and earlier are certain of their sexual orientation). For others it takes longer to figure everything out.

If you think you might be bisexual, you can ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you feel strongly attracted to people of both genders?
  • Do you think you could have a sexual or romantic relationship with either males or females?

It is also really tough when you are pretty sure that the people closest to you won't be supportive of who you are. You can read more about dealing with that:

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