This makeout session led to four months of sneaking off to have sex in corners of our apartment where our other roommates wouldn't see and hooking up in public restrooms, etc.Nothing ever came of us besides a friendship, but I've never turned back." —Tayla, 23"I'd never really thought of myself as anything other than straight until a friend of mine said she liked me and it was too bad I didn't like girls.One night, we were hanging together on her bed listening to ' Something Beautiful' by Needtobreathe when I kissed her.
Woman A: I had my first sexual experience when I was 8 with a girl, but I never really thought of it as "bad" or "gay" or even unusual.I can distinctly remember fantasizing about what it would feel like to kiss her.For a long time, I didn't think that I could ever feel about a man the way I felt about women. When I was 15, I started identifying as a lesbian and exclusively saw women, but when I was 17, I started identifying as bisexual.We’ve also published a lot of relationship advice on how to be gay and a lot of topical personal essays and reports from the field — about lesbian tinder, being bi on OK Cupid, dating while sober, dating on the autism spectrum, what you learn from moving in with your girlfriend, among so many others— but this post is all about the how-tos.(If you’re looking for breakup advice, you better hold your horses for the next issue of Better Together! Are you pulling batteries from the remote control to put into your vibrator?That’s because our expectations for relationships are shaped by heteronormativity and patriarchy, or the idea that a relationship requires complementary “masculine” and “feminine” roles.