The Before Times

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Wait wait wait...why are all

Wait wait wait...why are all your relationships with men?

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 20:54
That's a bit of a

That's a bit of a complicated question, I'd say. Or at least it leads to a complicated answer.

The short answer is that they haven't all been. All the long-term or serious ones, yes. Lots of the more casual or shorter ones too. But not all.

The long answer is what I'm trying to unravel over these blog posts. So best I can say is stay tuned, I suppose.

Posted by megan on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 09:43
Is this an usual thing? I

Is this an usual thing? I can think of several girls I was attracted to as a child and as an adult. I always figured that was just normal. I would find it hard to believe if someone told me they had never been attracted to someone of the same sex. Wouldn't you?

Posted by XUP (not verified) on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 14:29
I've known a few people who

I've known a few people who haven't been attracted to anyone of the same sex, but not many.

I'm sure I could dig up a study to find a number, but as a lazy blogger, I'll just say that yeah, in my experience, "not many" is pretty accurate.

Posted by megan on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 16:20
That is unfortunate that

That is unfortunate that they were so bitchy towards you. I remember my first time being attracted to a girl (and a boy, because I swing both ways) too! Neither of them turned out that well because..well..kids are jerks sometimes.

Posted by Pauline (not verified) on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 17:59
It's funny, I don't remember

It's funny, I don't remember the first time I was attracted to a boy. I think it probably just wasn't noteworthy.

Even at the time, it didn't necessarily come across as bitchy to me - well, maybe the one girl that I felt said "Ew, that's a girl." The girl who'd been preening for me looked so deeply ashamed for having drawn and liked that attention - however mistakenly - that it left a pretty deep impression on me.

It might be too that I have spent far more time searching for my origin story as a queer woman, than as a sexual being, full stop.

But yeah, kids can totally be jerks.

Posted by megan on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 21:31