If you’re looking for information online, there are plenty of websites that offer advice when it comes to sexuality. Sites such as Sex Etc (www.sexetc.org/) have a range of frequently-asked questions along with facts, figures and advice. They also have forums so that you can ask your own personal questions (anonymously if you like) and get responses from trained advisors as well as teenagers sharing similar experiences. Student.com (teensexuality.student.com/) also offers a website that is dedicated to helping teenagers with any questions and queries they have about their sexuality. There is always an advice advisor online to talk to.
If you’d rather speak directly to someone over the phone, rather than type all your queries, then there are a number of hotline numbers you can call. Teenline Online (teenlineonline.org/teens/) are just one of many organisations that offer phone advice. Talking on the phone can help you be more honest about your situation. If you don’t have the time to think about and type out your responses with the opportunity to delete anything you might say, you are more likely to speak straight from your heart and your head.
While asking questions and looking at stories by people in a similar situation can help you figure out your mindset on an anonymous level. It is still so important to talk to somebody you trust about what is going through your head. Talking about sexuality is a topic many people find uncomfortable, but once you take that first step, you’ll release that it really was nothing to worry about. You do not have to deal with things on your own and it is easy to get support; talking to friends or family is another great way to find the support you need.