Am I wrong? – A poem

Courtney, 16, Female, United States content note: rape/sexual assault My mother was raped when she was young and so I have faced her influence While still being me and knowing myself and my desires (or so I hope) Sex was always scary, I feared for my life and still do to this day I am…

November 7th, 2013…

Caitlin, 17, female, United States At lunch one day of my senior year, my friend was explaining the drama of some boy. She mentioned a girl was asexual and how she didn’t want to date because she didn’t like people. Now I’m one of those people who will wait until they get home to google…

Four Friends, Four Sexualities

Veronica, 22, female, Canada My group of friends has a wide variety of sexual orientations: E is a lesbian, M is a hypersexual heterosexual, A is bisexual, and I am asexual. Now, the four of us have been best friends since the 7th grade (we were about 12 years old when we first met). Throughout…

Outed to my Mom

Zaiya, 16, United States. My brother didn’t mean any harm. He didn’t think he was doing wrong. He still doesn’t and if I brought it up with him he’d probably dodge the subject. When my brother outed me to my mom it was just another thing. I had been preparing to come out to her…

I’m Not… Straight?

Casey, female, 21, United States. It wasn’t until I broke up with my boyfriend that I realized I may not be entirely heterosexual. I owe part of my self-discovery to the tumblr community. That’s where I learned that there were other sexualities and gender identities than just the two I knew, and it was simultaneously…

Coming Out–To Myself And to Everyone Else

mynameisenvy, female, 19, United States. I first came across the term “asexuality” about three months ago, and identified with it immediately, though I didn’t admit that to myself until about a month later, and didn’t come out to even my closest friends or family until recent weeks. I’m nearly 20 years old, and for most…

A Rambling Attempt

Kayla, female, 13. My story isn’t sweeping like some of the stories from asexual spectrum people. It’s not sad and doesn’t contain anything particularly life changing. I haven’t met many major obstacles. My story isn’t even finished yet. In fact, it’s barely started. I can’t even be sure my story belongs here. Yet here I…

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To Adulthood

Luna, 20, United States. My parents are very open-minded people who had an incredibly liberal outlook on how to raise children. I was educated in the parts of the male and female body and how babies were made from a very early age, along with the typical reading and writing. I feel that it is…

My Ascent Into Queerness

Kayla, female, 20, United States. I never really cared about dating when I was younger. I was literally the only person in the sixth grade at my elementary school who still thought kissing was gross. And I kept that mentality until ninth grade (though in the seventh grade I agreed to be someone’s girlfriend, but…