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…

Completing the Remaing Part of Me

Jose, male, 20, Peru. I started questioning my sexuality back in my first years of high school, when lots of my classmates suddenly got girlfriends (I should add that I attended an all-boys school) that they would brag about. They obviously had a different and “better” status now that they were not single: they weren’t…

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…

Trying To Fix Myself

Content note: this story contains talk about rape. Marten, male, 27, Canada. When I was in high school I was pretty busy with school work. When I got to college I became crazy busy. So much work to do, it was crazy overwhelming. I figured I would start to try to date: I had never…

Laura’s Story

Content note: this story includes references to threats of sexual violence. Laura, female, 23, Latvia. I have been asexual my whole life, since the age of five. I always felt different from others. I thought that I was sick, that there was something wrong with me, and that I was the only one on this…