For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. Is it natural to be same-sex attracted? All girls who are heterosexually active or who have shared sex toys with someone who has sex with males should have a Pap test a test where cells are collected from your cervix and then examined through a microscope to make sure they are normal and healthy 2 to 3 years after initiating sex to check for cervical cancer. Other parents feel upset, disappointed, or unable to accept their teen's sexual orientation at first. Being straight, gay, or bisexual is not something that a person can choose or choose to change.
But many lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens who come out to their friends and families are fully accepted by them and their communities.
In a recent survey, teens who had come out reported feeling happier and less stressed than those who hadn't. Females who are attracted to other females are known as lesbians; males who are attracted to other males are known as gay. But many parents find that they just need time to adjust to the news. They often feel glad that their child chose to confide in them, and are proud of their child for having the courage to tell them. In all, it's best to experiment with your sexuality and consider what you feel like when with a woman or when with a man. They may feel like they have to pretend to feel things that they don't in order to fit in. But many lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens who come out to their friends and families are fully accepted by them and their communities.
They might wonder if they did something to cause their child to be gay — but they shouldn't. Once aware, some gay teens may be quite comfortable and accept their sexuality, while others might find it confusing or difficult to accept. These feelings may give you signs that you are gay. Encourage your teen to talk about sexual health with a paediatrician or other health care provider. For most people, coming out takes courage.