Have you been sexually attracted to men and women? To someone in your family? To someone already in a serious relationship? If so, how did you (and they) deal with it?
To quote an old friend, “My door just doesn’t swing both ways…”
That said, I have only ever found myself attracted to women. That doesn’t mean I’m not secure enough in my masculinity to recognize when another dude is empirically attractive. But no feelings of intimacy are stirred.
I can also honestly say that I’ve never been attracted to anyone in my own family. Not even a little bit.
As far as someone already in a serious relationship, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t attracted to women who were already attached. But that doesn’t mean I ever did anything or would do anything to pursue anything with that person. Seriously, I don’t take time to pursue single women. Pursuing one who already has a significant other? That’s just too much drama. Also, just… blatantly wrong. Especially if there’s a ring on it. You know?
What about you? Have you found yourself attracted to both sexes? To anyone in the family? To someone who was attached? This is a touchy subject, so share at your own discretion in the comments below…
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.