Signs when you were young pointing to your sexuality?

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    Nov 29, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    Looking back on your childhood, can you think of signs/events that possibly revealed your sexuality at an early age?

    I can think of several....
    When I was 4 or 5 I remember wishing that I were "Baby" (Frances Houseman) from "Dirty Dancing" so that I'd be able to dance with Patrick Swayze (preferably when his shirt was off).
    Also, I remember playing 'Tag' with some of the kids around my block--I absolutely loved it when the older boys I crushed on would tackle me and pin me down lol.
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    Nov 29, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
    When I was in kindergarten, I got to pick something out of the prize box one day and I chose a doll. When I got home my parents took it away from me. I remember this vividly.

    When I was in second grade I always wanted to hug the other boys in my class. I was also told to stop this behavior.

    In retrospect, I don't really see how my parents were surprised when I came out to them icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 29, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    There were too many signs to count. I had a massive crush on every guy on TV.

    Here's one that might make you laugh. I was really into Wonder Woman (Linda Carter) for a while. I was even really upset that Underoos didn't have a Wonder Woman set for boys. I didn't end up turning into a drag queen though. I guess it was just a phase.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 29, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    I was raised mostly by my dear grandmother.
    I loved cooking and doing household chores with her.
    I used to make pot holders on her treadle sewing machine.
    She taught me how to crochet.
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    Gah! I have a bunch:

    -I used to play dolls with my female cousins when we were younger. After my parents told me to not to anymore, that's when I stopped.

    -I always used to draw a lot of females when I was growing up. I adored them, but I was never attracted to them.

    -I played with some girl's hair that sat in front of me in elementary one time.

    -I guess I had a distinct gay laugh where I open my mouth really wide and cover it, as it was derogatorily pointed out by this girl in kindergarten. I think her name was Beverly, "Beverly the Bitch..."

    -When I first watched straight porn, I never thought it was any fun without a penis...

    -I was always described as "sensitive" by my parents

    -I've hung out with girls my whole life. I only have a number of guy friends. I only got gay friends recently

    -I posed weird in pictures when I was younger - all bendy and angled with a wide gay smile


    There's more, but I'm done for now! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    I remembered the names of the guys on Baywatch, but not the girls'.
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidI was raised mostly by my dear grandmother.
    I loved cooking and doing household chores with her.
    I used to make pot holders on her treadle sewing machine.
    She taught me how to crochet.


    Son of a.....!!!!

    I completely forgot about that. My sister taught me how to crochet a little when I was a kid. I lost interest. I guess I blocked that out.
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    i denied all the little girls that wanted to go out with meicon_biggrin.gif one told me i was gay, i told her i was not guy i just dont like girls, cono
  • johndubuque

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    Nov 29, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    My sign was pretty blatant. When I was 8 I noticed one of my male classmates had an extremely cute butt. Later on when I learned what the words gay and homosexual meant I knew that I was.
    I know this has been mentioned on another thread, but there's a funny and cute blog about this topic called Born This Way:
    http://borngaybornthisway.blogspot.com/
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    I didn't really have any stereotypical feminine behavior (except I have always been good at sewing) to look back upon. However, when I was in kindergarten or 1st grade, a neighborhood boy and I tried to "make a baby" by me putting my penis in his ass and playing with each others hard dicks. (I didn't even know how sex worked)
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:31 AM GMT
    Oh, and how can I forget P.E. in middle school and high school? No awkward boners, but my eyes wandered around in the locker rooms. icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:48 AM GMT
    As early as I can remember, all my best friends were girls. All the way back to preschool. I had a male friend in 2nd grade, but he use to bring his barbies to school so I don't think that counts. Also recall in elementry school always wanting to side with the girls every time a male vs female issue came up.

    I was also the 'beloved' of all my aunts and female cousins, and the grand parent I bounded with the most was a grama. Never felt connection with either grandfather or my father.
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    That I liked being around boys that I liked a lot. Why did I like them? Because they were "cool" and were boys everyone admired and because something about them I liked and I couldn’t put my finger on it.

    Same here I liked playing with boys and touching them. I felt attracted to them and didn't know it. But when they would get close to me I'd get very nervous. And I always felt good when I impressed them. icon_biggrin.gif

    I liked it when I could help them with anything and felt so good when they smiled at me especially if I liked them. Jeez I sound like such a whore. Haha oh well.

    Oh and I liked hanging out with girls because they were nicer and we just got along, but never for anything of attraction.
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    I think the biggest sign was probably that all of the older women liked me. It seems to be the gay curse. All of the mothers wanted me to marry their daughters. It got creepy.
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    Nov 29, 2011 8:01 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]DudeInNOVA said[/cite]There were too many signs to count. I had a massive crush on every guy on TV.

    Here's one that might make you laugh. I was really into Wonder Woman (Linda Carter) for a while. I was even really upset that Underoos didn't have a Wonder Woman set for boys. I didn't end up turning into a drag queen though. I guess it was just a phase.[/quote

    Every gay guy I have spoken to has at least one stage picked up his mother's handbag and spun round fast shouting "Wonder Woman!" (I did it last week)(kidding).

    Having a huuggggee crush on Harrison Ford in Star Wars was my first telltale sign!!
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    Nov 29, 2011 8:20 AM GMT
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    DudeInNOVA saidThere were too many signs to count. I had a massive crush on every guy on TV.

    Here's one that might make you laugh. I was really into Wonder Woman (Linda Carter) for a while. I was even really upset that Underoos didn't have a Wonder Woman set for boys. I didn't end up turning into a drag queen though. I guess it was just a phase.


    Every gay guy I have spoken to has at least one stage picked up his mother's handbag and spun round fast shouting "Wonder Woman!" (I did it last week)(kidding).


    inorite?

    People underestimate the time saved by being able to just twirl around to change your clothes. I wasn't acting gay. I was exploring my inner efficiency expert.
  • Twenty_Someth...

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    Nov 29, 2011 8:34 AM GMT
    I used to point the hair dryer at the foggy mirror after a shower and say "mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all" When the hair dryer cleared away the steam I was left looking at myself... lol, not vain at all I know...
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:12 AM GMT
    My 2 favorite movies were The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid. While my sisters watched Lion King and Jungle Book lol.
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:15 AM GMT
    When I was around 4 or 5, I used to insist that my mum and I have a tea party. Half of the time we would. icon_smile.gif

    Also, I used to LOVE sailor moon. And I had a hello kitty T-shirt that I absolutely adored.
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:18 AM GMT
    I remember at 4 years old I simply felt "different" from all the boys I knew in my neighborhood. Of course I had no idea what that meant at the time.

    Some other things of interest:
    - At 4 years old I dressed up as Wonder Woman for Halloween. My parents simply went along with it.

    - Just before entering school, I used to wear a long t-shirt over my head pretending I had long hair.

    - In my Little Mermaid coloring books, I usually colored only Eric (in addition to Flounder and Ursula, ROR).

    - A male classmate of mine in 1st grade would often scratch my back during story time or when we watched something on TV. I guess I was "turned on" by it? Oddly enough, today he is married to a girl I had a crush on in high school! I wonder if he remembers our back scratching icon_cool.gif

    - I was big time into Sailor Moon and had a lot of Sailor Moon crap. I never had any of the costumes, though icon_rolleyes.gif

    - We got the internet at my house in 1995 (ugh, dial up!), right around the time I was 10. I stumbled upon a pic of a naked man floating in a swimming pool. I was so intrigued by it that I kept returning to that same pic for 2 weeks straight without my parents catching me. Eventually I moved on to searching for other naked men online, haha.

    - Spice Girls mania

    - I started noticing boys in middle school thanks to PE and the locker room. Also, the demographics of my friends shifted. I had all sorts of friends throughout elementary school, but starting in middle school, my friends were mostly female.

    - A lot of girls confessed having a crush on me in middle school. However, I was never interested in them more than as a friend. I started some cat fights over this.

    - I got braver searching for gay porn online. This all became too easy when I got my own computer in my room at 14.
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    Nov 29, 2011 9:22 AM GMT
    The fact that I always felt able to relate more to the women in my life than most of the guy friends I had when I was younger.
  • RSportsguy

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    Nov 29, 2011 10:20 AM GMT
    I collected baseball cards when I was younger. I noticed a couple of the players were cute and developed minor crushes on them. I think that was my first clue!icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 29, 2011 10:26 AM GMT
    When I started to get turned on watching pro wrestling. And I REALLY liked wrestling around with my buddies.

    OK, maybe this wasn't when I first found out I was gay, but I certainly found out I really enjoyed wrestling around with other guys!
  • TicoTaz22

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    Nov 29, 2011 11:10 AM GMT
    hmmmm... well i guess stealing my parents credit card when i was 11 to subscribe to Playgirl online pretty much says it all; although at the time it didn't quite get to me as to what that meant, but i was definitely was very interested with what i saw... lol (It was not because of the articles)...
  • buckled

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    Nov 29, 2011 11:28 AM GMT
    My close friends have always been girls as far back as I can remember and I never developed an attraction for any of them. I remember family vacations always checking out guys in their swimsuits while my brothers would stare at all of the girls... pass! Haha