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collier
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I'm a 18 year old male. I have been struggling with the question of whether or not I might be gay for a while now. I mean I am attracted to girls physically, emotionally, and sexually. But for the past few years I have developed some weird psychological disturbance. It seems that I get so jealous of my male friends so easily and over the stupidest stuff. Like if they get a new girlfriend, don't invite me to go somewhere, or just plain out haven't talked to me for a while. I even find myself staring at my friends' bodies because they are so physically fit and somewhat handsome. Am I just extremely jealous of them or am I developing an attraction for males? I have lost so many friendships over this.
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Heather
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The trouble with a question like this is that it's really hard to answer, not being in your head.

Even heterosexuals can find same-sex bodies and people attractive and aesthetically pleasing, and it isn't necessarily sexual. It's especially hard to determine when you're younger, because it is no normal and so common to be figuring out how you feel about yourself by looking at others.

Give it time -- you have your whole life to figure it out.


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