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Ellen Friedrichs

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By Ellen Friedrichs

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    • If You Have Gay Sex Fantasies Does That Mean You Are Gay or Lesbian? Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      A lot of people have sex fantasies, and some teens wonder if gay sex fantasies mean that they are gay or lesbian.
    • Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me? Created: Saturday, February 16, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Help for a girl who wants to date but feels like no one likes her romantically.
    • Why Don't I Want to Come Out? Created: Monday, May 21, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Even if you know you are gay, you might not be ready to come out.
    • What Can I Do If I Don't Want to Be Gay? Created: Thursday, March 24, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Are you a GLBT teen who has ever thought, "I don't want to be gay?" If so, you aren't alone!
    • Should I Have Sex? Created: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      There are a lot of things to consider before having sex for the first time, or with a new partner. And a lot of teens wonder, "Should I have sex?" Here are tips for teens thinking about becoming se...
    • Gay Muslim Teen Coming Out Story Created: Friday, September 10, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
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    • Separating Sex, Gender & Sexual Orientation Created: Monday, June 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Sex, gender and sexual orientation often get confused even though they are three different things." itemprop="description"> Saturday, February 05, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A teen who is biologically female and identifies as a lesbian has begun questioning traditional gender boxes. In this situation the term "genderqueer" might apply.
    • My Boyfriend's Homophobic Parents Won't Let Him See Me, What Can I Do? Created: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What can you do when you are a gay teen and your homophobic parents won't let you see your boyfriend? For gay teens living at home, this situation can be devastating.
    • I'm Not Out Yet and Feel Stressed and Depressed. What Can I Do? Created: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      High athletic expectations combined with not being able to come out yet can make things seem overwhelming.
    • 5 Anal Sex Myths Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When it comes to sex, one of the most misunderstood types is anal sex. As a result there are a lot of myths about this perfectly normal behavior.
    • Five Types of Straight Crushes Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Here gay teens talk about five different types of straight crushes.
    • Is There Really Such a Thing as a Bisexual Male? Created: Sunday, December 07, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Sometime people think only girls, not guys, can be bisexual. However it is totally possible to be a bisexual male!
    • Lesbians Created: Sunday, July 29, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      An overview of issues relevant to lesbians.
    • Delaying Puberty in Transgender Children Created: Friday, March 22, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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      It can be hard for gay teens to know if it is a date, or if they are just hanging out as friends." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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    • I Haven't Heard from My Straight Friend Since I Said I Liked Him. What to Do? Created: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      My friend stopped talking to me after I said I had a crush on him.
    • Will I Lose My Virginity from Frotting? Created: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A teen wants to know if frotting, or rubbing penises together, is a way to lose his virginity.
    • What Are the Signs That a Girl is a Lesbian? Created: Saturday, November 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A lot of people wonder how to tell if someone is a lesbian or what the signs are that a girl is a lesbian.
    • How Do Age of Consent Laws Affect Gay Teens? Created: Saturday, May 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A person over the age of consent who has sex with someone under the age of consent can be charged with a crime for having sex with the younger person.
    • What Does it Mean to Be Heteroflexible? Created: Thursday, September 25, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Heteroflexible often refers to people who don't identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual but whom are open to same sex experiences.
    • I Have a Girlfriend But I Think I'm Gay. What Should I Do? Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Eighteen-year-old male with a girlfriend thinks he might be gay. His story and some helpful information, along with some relevant reader responses.
    • What's So Scary About Being GLBT? Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      A lot of people are really uncomfortable with the idea that some people are attracted to the same sex or identify as a different gender than their sex.
    • GLBT Teens as Multiple Minorities Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Being a member of multiple minorities can create additional stresses for teens.
    • "Condomless" Sex to Replace "Unprotected Sex" Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it will to stop using the term "unprotected sex" to describe sex without condoms in future publications related to HIV / AIDS.
    • What is Sexual Orientation? Created: Saturday, July 14, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      Sexual orientation refers to who we are attracted to sexually and romantically.
    • HIV Transmission Between Female Sex Partners Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      The CDC reports a rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission through sex.
    • Mostly-Heterosexual Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Mostly-heterosexual is a term used to describe people who are usually attracted to the opposite gender but who are occasionally attracted to the same gender.
    • What Does it Mean to be Genderqueer Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      Genderqueer refers to people who do not adhere to strictly male or female identities and roles. A genderqueer person often chooses to present as neither clearly male, nor clearly female, but rather as a gender-free individual.
    • GLBT Teens and Eating Disorders Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Recently, a study looked at the causes of eating disorders. It found that young people who were being bullied for being gay, lesbian or bisexual were more likely to develop this problem.
    • Can Eating Disorders Be Prevented? Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      It can be really hard to prevent eating disorders.

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