Who’re you into?
Guys? Girls? Both? Or are ya undecided?
I ask because I want to make sure I tailor my clinic interaction to the teen in my clinic room.
More and more the answer is often something like undecided or bi? There’re some very noncommittal teens out there who are taking their time to wonder about the possibilities. This has done a lot to these teen’s parents some of whom are hoping this is totally a
Yes and no. It just so happens that this time in life is about figuring out who you are and that isn’t just about the color of hair, your teen’s political beliefs or whether their clothes are all black or all preppy. This is about who your teen is into sexually as well. Teens today have a more open-minded peer group. It turns out that more of them have no issues about Gay marriage, but their parents well, let’s just say their parents have different thoughts on the issue. Even among college conservatives 14% approve of Gay marriage.
What does this mean for your teen?
Just like their purple hair, they’re open to seeing if they are bisexual or gay too. With the freedom to figure it out they learn whether it is or is not them early enough in their lives so that they evolve into their adulthood in a healthier way, a more honest way.
For some it will be a phase, but for others it might stick as part of who they are. They might find their happy place in bisexuality. Let them experiment and learn about this part of who they might be. For this, your patience will be required.