at what age did you realize you were attracted to men and when did you finally act on your feelings

  • wopster

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    May 21, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    i know i am attracted to men but havent really acted on my feelings yet how about you ?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 21, 2012 5:34 AM GMT
    aware 16, acted on 23
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    May 21, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    acted on = 12

    aware = early 20s
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    May 21, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    When I was about 13-14, I knew I had some *Feelings for men .... especially when I watched "Baywatch too much!!! I finally had the courage to acted on it when I was 20-21.
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    May 21, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    I acted on it at 5 years old with the neighbor boy who was 4.

    I wasn't aware of what I was doing til I was 12-13.
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    May 21, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    JoyfullyRandom saidI acted on it at 5 years old with the neighbor boy who was 4.

    I wasn't aware of what I was doing til I was 12-13.


    now that's funny!
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    May 21, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    I was aware at 6, but I haven't acted on it yet!
  • GAYROMANIA

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    May 21, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    I was aware at the age of 10

    Came out at 16 , done it at 17
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    May 21, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    I was always aware I was different. I refused to identify with anything and I guess in about 7th grade (12 years old) I realized I was attracted to this guy:

    http://www.weloveguys.net/wp-content/gallery/marcel-by-hans-fahrmeyer/Marcel-by-Hans_Fahrmeyer_Vistavideo7.jpg

    But I didn't act on anything until I was 21. Sometimes I still wish I didn't lol..
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    May 21, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    JoyfullyRandom saidI acted on it at 5 years old with the neighbor boy who was 4.

    I wasn't aware of what I was doing til I was 12-13.


    now that's funny!
    Yep. Being gay was just normal to me.
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    May 21, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    In hindsight since I can remember. Acted on it, age 24 when I simultaneously had my first date/kiss/heavy makeout/bj all in the span of a couple hours. I didn't actually climax with a guy until...last summer though...4 years after that first encounter >_>
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    May 21, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    I was aware at a young age prov 8 or 9. I acted on those feelings around 15 or 16.
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    May 21, 2012 7:13 AM GMT
    5.....I was attracted to hercules, in the 1990-something cartoon film.

    And I'm still yet to act on my feelings dammit.......
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    May 21, 2012 7:13 AM GMT
    Realized I was gay at 11ish

    Acted on it at 20
  • Medjai

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    May 21, 2012 7:15 AM GMT
    I wonder how so many people claim attraction in single digits when people are psychologically asexual until puberty...

    13 to know, 19 to act.
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    May 21, 2012 7:19 AM GMT
    Medjai saidI wonder how so many people claim attraction in single digits when people are psychologically asexual until puberty...


    When I was 6 I wasn't going "fuck man that dude is hot!". I had this boy neighbor like 13-15 years old when I was 6, and he'd go shirtless in his yard and I'd stare at him from my window. And every time he went shirtless it made me MAD. It made, me REALLY ANGRY. And I didn't know why. I later realized it was displaced feelings.
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    May 21, 2012 7:21 AM GMT
    Being a Bona Fide Homosexual, one was never afflicted with the confusion of bisexuality, thus I always knew, there was never any great revelation.
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    May 21, 2012 7:21 AM GMT
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    Ariodante saidIn hindsight since I can remember. Acted on it, age 24 when I simultaneously had my first date/kiss/heavy makeout/bj all in the span of a couple hours. I didn't actually climax with a guy until...last summer though...4 years after that first encounter >_>

    Que inocente


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  • tautomer

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    May 21, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    Aware: 13
    Out: 15
    Acted: 19
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    May 21, 2012 7:22 AM GMT
    Medjai saidI wonder how so many people claim attraction in single digits when people are psychologically asexual until puberty...

    13 to know, 19 to act.

    I knew before I was 10, and thats never changed.
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    May 21, 2012 7:31 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    Medjai saidI wonder how so many people claim attraction in single digits when people are psychologically asexual until puberty...

    13 to know, 19 to act.

    Um, where did you get that asexual business? Children's sexual feelings as early as age 2 are well-documented in the literature.

    When I was 4, I fell in love with an older man of 7. It didn't work out; the age gap was too much. We were just in very different places in our lives.

    That's when I started hitting the bottle hard. Diluted apple juice.
    I drank to forget.


    Phil Rich and Toni Cavanagh Johnson, both psychologists specializing in juvenile development will corroborate. Young children Engaging in sexual activities are considered sexually disturbed, as such is not part of a normal, healthy development. Can lead to dysfunction later in life.
  • Medjai

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    May 21, 2012 7:41 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    Medjai said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Medjai saidI wonder how so many people claim attraction in single digits when people are psychologically asexual until puberty...

    13 to know, 19 to act.

    Um, where did you get that asexual business? Children's sexual feelings as early as age 2 are well-documented in the literature.

    When I was 4, I fell in love with an older man of 7. It didn't work out; the age gap was too much. We were just in very different places in our lives.

    That's when I started hitting the bottle hard. Diluted apple juice.
    I drank to forget.


    Phil Rich and Toni Cavanagh Johnson, both psychologists specializing in juvenile development will corroborate. Young children Engaging in sexual activities are considered sexually disturbed, as such is not part of a normal, healthy development. Can lead to dysfunction later in life.

    You are confusing sexual impulses with acted-out sex behavior.


    I can see where the confusion may lie, but we are discussing the same thing here. There are several studies in both lines, but they both seem to have similar results. They also say that impulses are very, very rare, making the wildly popular gay claim of "I knew since I was 5" to be very unlikely. Different, maybe. Gay, doubt it.
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    May 21, 2012 8:22 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    Medjai saidI wonder how so many people claim attraction in single digits when people are psychologically asexual until puberty...

    13 to know, 19 to act.

    Um, where did you get that asexual business? Children's sexual feelings as early as age 2 are well-documented in the literature.

    When I was 4, I fell in love with an older man of 7. It didn't work out; the age gap was too much. We were just in very different places in our lives.

    That's when I started hitting the bottle hard. Diluted apple juice.
    I drank to forget.


    Funny !
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    May 21, 2012 9:05 AM GMT
    I hadn't been interested in sex or love for most of my life, until 20 or so. Then, at 21, i've finally admitt it and met my first (and yet my last) boyfriend. Now i'm 23, so it's up 2 years out icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 21, 2012 9:08 AM GMT
    Aware = 15
    masturbated lookin at a man = 20
    Did a man = 21
    Semi-Out (to friends & brothers) at 21.5 yrs
    now = i am a gay at 22 yrs (sometimes bi)