Can You Hide Your Sexuality?

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Sexuality is a complex aspect of our personality and self. It is most defined by our sexual thoughts, desires and longings, erotic fantasies, turn-ons and experiences in life. It is the force that empowers us to express and display strong, emotional feelings for another person. One might be attracted to another person, but that ‘thing’ that made her attract to another may not always be sexual. Sometimes, we find people attractive because of their sense of humor, personality, likeability, compatibility, or intelligence.

So, can you hide your sexuality? It is very difficult to hide your sexuality if you are a lesbian. It’s even more difficult if you have been raised in a strict or religious family.

With the best intention of being true to ourselves, there are occasions when pressures from relatives and friends might cause you to live life as a straight person even when you know, deep down, you are gay.

Often, counselling can be of benefit, but it won’t really help if you know that you are not who you pretend to be. Your sexuality will always reveal the truth in yourself because it is part of your physical, emotional, intellectual, and social self. It affects how you think of yourself and how you relate to others, as well as how they relate to you, and it is a part of you throughout your entire life.

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