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Hello there.
It's been a long time since I'm not around here. And I'm quite sorry the reason I came back is because of more doubts...

Well, first of all, thank you. To all of you.
Thanks to you I have completely accepted my bisexuality. I took this scary journey to discover myself and this website was always there. I'm so happy about it. Sometimes my sexuality is very fluid, sometimes it is not, but I am truly happy saying that I do like females, that I have loved one and God, I am so freaking proud of it. Thank you.

And (sigh)... Taking back the main topic.

Well, when I first realized I liked females, I came here for information when I was exactly 18 years old. I thought it was a really late age to realize it, but somehow I felt like it had the right timing. Other way I wouldn't know about all these terms and I could have been confused with all of this.
Now, I'm close to be 21, and I'm completely sure I am not straight. I had a girlfriend (and that was one of the most gorgeous things that ever happened to me), and I still like males. I really wanna keep it that way.
But, there's something in my body that is not working well.

I have a problem with my thyroid gland and it's causing me quite a lot of problems. This gland is not working the way it should and I'm basically trapped in the body of a 14-year-old girl. And I'm not lying or exaggerating with it.
My breasts are really small (and I mean, REALLY small. I have to use sports tees because I can't "fill" any other blouses), I almost never have periods, and when I do, they can last up to 8 days, and, apparently, this is messing up my ovaries even more than what I expected, since recently we found out that I have cysts in both of them.
I'm not gonna lie, I am really worried about it.
My doctor says that, in order to make my system work properly and develop a feminine body, I must have several injections. Hormones and vitamins injections.

The thing is, I am really scared about it.
Is my sexuality gonna change after those injections? Am I gonna turn straight? Is my preference for girls gonna disappear? Because I developed this preference for females a while ago, but I still find the male body incredibly attractive.
And, the one that is bugging me the most: Since my gland is not working the way it should, is my sexuality a product of its deficiency? Is my orientation just a "side effect" of its malfunction?

I really really would love to get an answer, or just a bit of help, because I honestly love myself the way I am, and I can't imagine myself being completely straight. I know I turn my head to see a cute girl if I have the chance. I know I do the same with guys. I loved to have a girlfriend and kiss her soft lips, and I know I can love a nice guy too. But I have this fear of losing this part when I'm finally happy with it. When I finally love myself and I'm proud of being who I am. I just don't want to, and I'm so freaking scared of all of this.

I'm sorry if this is long (and a bit rude or desperate), but I don't know somewhere else to go. And you have always been so kind.

I really hope you're all doing fine.
Also, I apologize for any mistake you could find, since english is not my native language.
Thanks in advance.


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There is not any study or data I am aware of which has linked orientation or changes in orientation to hormonal medications of any kind, no, nor to specific hormonal makeups. Sexual orientation is primarily psychological, not physical or hormonal.

But this is something you can certainly talk to your doctor about to help allay those concerns.

Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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