Sexuality is complicated, and can be confusing! A person’s sexuality can even change over time. At Teen Clinic, we encourage youth to define their sexuality however they like.
If you’re feeling confused about your sexuality, consider asking yourself: Who am I physically and emotionally attracted to? Who do I want to be sexually active with? How do I identify myself?
A person may be physically and emotionally attracted to the opposite gender, the same gender, or both genders. All are perfectly normal! Think about whether a label for your sexual orientation will be helpful to you. Identifying as bi, gay, or questioning can help connect you to friends, communities and resources who will help you explore your feelings in a positive, healthy way. Consider checking out a local group like OASOS. OASOS is a weekly peer support group for questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay youth. The groups are drop in – so you can attend whenever you feel comfortable. The groups are safe, confidential and free. It’s a great opportunity to meet other LGBTIQ youth, gain support from peers and LGBTIQ adult mentors, and have fun through a variety of different educational and social activities. If you have any other questions about group, please don’t hesitate to call the office (303) 678-6259.
Whatever you do, don’t let yourself feel isolated! You are certainly not alone!
Above all, we encourage you to talk to someone you trust. Reaching out to the people who care about you is an important step of finding support. You can always visit Teen Clinic to talk with our non-judgmental, friendly and caring health care professionals. Know that you have support and resources in the community so you don’t have to go through it alone.
Thanks for reaching out to us!