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…

An Asexy Teen’s Adventure

Charlie, agender, 14, England. When I was twelve/thirteen, I read a book called Quicksilver. One of the main characters – Tori – comes out to a friend (when he starts hitting on her) as asexual. Seeing as Tori rather lacked any emotions, it did not register within my brain that humans could be asexual in…

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…