Mar 17, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
I came out for the first time when I was 13. It was my best friend and I made them promise not to tell anyone. Since then, I’ve slowly come out to more people and aside from the occasional asshole, my sexuality has become a non-issue to most. I had my first boyfriend and sexual experience when I was 15. I’ve dealt with sex, heartbreaks, guys, and all of the drama that goes along with first coming out. I’m only 18. A lot of gay men talk about going through the “adolescent” phase after coming out. I was lucky enough to go through the “adolescent” phase while I was indeed an adolescent. I’ve made stupid mistakes and I’m happy that I learned them at such a young age. I’m thankful for previous generations that have kind of paved the way for guys like me to come out at a younger age. I see guys on here who have been married, had kids, and finally come out in their 40s. I could never imagine waiting that long. My question is, do you ever wish you had come out at an earlier age? What factors contributed to you coming out at the age that you did?