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What its like being straight/heterosexual?

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Last Updated: 08/26/2019 at 11:31am
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Erynn
April 6th, 2015 4:02pm
Typically, a straight person does not go through a 'Coming Out' process where they struggle with and/or explore their sexuality personally, and then begin revealing it to those around them. They don't have concerns with small gestures of public affection, the way their relationship or desires will affect their job/future, and their ability to access support for those they love. The exceptions to this would be the straight people in nontraditional relationship forms (like polyamory or BDSM). Straight people are backed by systems and institutions which privilege them, and they have the comfort of being within the societal norm. Their relationships and families are recognized as 'natural' and expected, and the systems in place are made with them in mind. In these ways, their experience is quite different, but through policy changes, and changes in social attitudes, the LGBTQ+ communities in many nations are seeking to change that and make the playing fields more equal.
Anonymous
April 1st, 2015 12:16am
It's the exact same as being gay/pan/trans/etc. Except you face less discrimination and more acceptance. You don't experience dysphoria. You can have kids simply by having sex. You don't have to worry about coming out. ....and I say all that, but really - it's the same as being gay: you love who you love.
positiveWhisper24
- Expert in LGBTQ+
April 12th, 2015 9:48pm
Just like being bi or gay or anything. We have attraction to people, usually or only to the opposite gender.
Peter
October 10th, 2016 8:46pm
Being straight/heterosexual is being attracted to the opposite gender. There is no difference from being gay or bisexual, other than you are only attracted to the opposite sex.
PaintsGrayscaleHearts
January 14th, 2015 3:53pm
Honestly I think there's not much of a difference if you're referring to love. Its like loving your partner in a same way. Only the attitude might be a little different. Gays may dress or act differently from their actually sex. It's nothing much to say, anyone is different; how does it feel to be yourself when anyone else is different? :)
brightSoul13
November 2nd, 2015 12:32am
Well, it's the same as just being gay or poly or anything, except that it's easier being accepted by others, I think. I'm not hetero myself, I'm actually a demiromantic, biromantic, asexual, but I think it was a lot easier when I thought I was straight.
Zer0Carter
January 5th, 2016 10:23pm
I personally am pansexual, it just means that I don't focus on my significant others body ; I focus on their mind, and truly whether I love them rather than looks. It's more people to meet, and frankly it's a bit hard finding someone that I -don't- like.
Anonymous
July 18th, 2016 2:44pm
I think it's pretty similar to being gay/bisexual/pansexual, except the genders you like are different. As a straight girl, I find a lot of guys attractive and have romantic interest in them. I then get nervous when I talk to a guy I like, that kind of thing. Similarly, my gay and bisexual friends get those same feelings around the genders they prefer.
Lior
March 15th, 2015 7:40pm
Being attracted to the opposite gender or sex. It's the same, just you being attracted to the opposite instead of the same.
Anonymous
April 19th, 2016 5:46pm
That is the best question ever. I don't have a real answer based on personal experience, but I guess it'd be the same as any other sexual/romantic attraction but just to people of the opposite gender. Gender roles and stereotypes might be different. I love this question by the way. I've never heard anyone ask it. :p
Aayla
- Expert in LGBTQ+
August 26th, 2019 11:31am
It's just like being homosexual or bisexual: you experience attraction, you fall in love, you have good and experiences, you live your life. The only difference is that people don't judge you for who you are. But after all, does the opinion of intolerant people really matter? The problem is theirs, not yours.