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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Well, they likely wouldn't have realized it as babies or toddlers.
    IDK. I think so; I did. I remember my Mommy sitting in my Daddy's lap and thinking, "Wow. Someday I want to do that with my husband."

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    Around fifth grade. I was at a 4H summer camp, and there was a girl attending the same week who I found phenomenally attractive. I didn't know her. Never spoke with her. I doubt I ever spoke with anyone who knew her. I never knew her name. But I saw her around camp at least two or three times every day, and those were often the highlights of my day.
    I was around that age and used to go roller skating every Friday night, my parents would drop me off. I remember one night it was a couples skate and the most beautiful girl in the world rolled up to me and asked me to skate. She was going backwards because I wasn't very good and she whispered, "you can put your hands in my pockets." but I just held her at the hips.

    Best moment of my life even though I completely blew the moment.

    God if I could go back in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    IDK. I think so; I did. I remember my Mommy sitting in my Daddy's lap and thinking, "Wow. Someday I want to do that with my husband."
    That seems more related to learning gender roles than being conscious of sexuality.

    If that makes sense ...


    Of course those early behavior observations set a default and if you never encountered a reason to question the default that could count as "knowing forever".

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    Grade 4, Melissa D started wearing pink leggings.

    I would have happily chewed glass if it would get me 5 minutes sitting next to her.

    Actually touching her would have been so far out of the realm of possibilities I don't think the thought ever occurred to me.

    But I would have drank her bathwater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    How old were you when you knew you were gay, straight, bi, fluid, asexual, none-of-the-above, whatever you consider your sexuality to be?


    I remember the night and the location -- but not the exact year -- so I can only narrow it down to my early to mid-20's.
    I first Remember falling head over heals with a girl named Angel in 1st grade. When I broke my arm that year, she was the 1st school kid to sign my cast. I was so embarrassed but happy..
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    I can't remember when. I don't think its so explicitly conscious that one can easily recall when it happened. Its more internal, instinctive IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    That seems more related to learning gender roles than being conscious of sexuality.

    If that makes sense ...


    Of course those early behavior observations set a default and if you never encountered a reason to question the default that could count as "knowing forever".
    I was around 10 years old when I found out that gay relationships were something that mainstream society deemed "wrong" or abnormal...my mother always had many gay friends and I grew up going to their homes and playing with their kids (and yes most of the gay couples had kids)...so I always accepted this as part of life and as normal as a "straight" couple. Homes with step parents or single parent households were also normal to me....this was the reality I grew up in.

    I dont remember ever giving it any thought, I think I just "knew"..... as I got into my teens, my sexual orientation was no question, I was straight and I knew that. I did have friends who were openly gay and did approach me and out of respect, gave it sincere consideration....the answer was no, I wasnt even curious. I still enjoyed them liking me in that way though, its hard not to enjoy people having such interest in you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    That seems more related to learning gender roles than being conscious of sexuality.

    If that makes sense ...


    Of course those early behavior observations set a default and if you never encountered a reason to question the default that could count as "knowing forever".
    I don't think so. I grew up among every kind of orientation, Amelia. I was raised in a Catholic orphanage and then in foster homes, after my parents died.

    One thing has always been abundantly clear to me: some people want sex as part of an overall hatred of humanity they enact in every other area of their lives. Others want sex as part of their loving, generous nature.

    That's really the only orientation that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I don't think so. I grew up among every kind of orientation, Amelia. I was raised in a Catholic orphanage and then in foster homes, after my parents died.

    One thing has always been abundantly clear to me: some people want sex as part of an overall hatred of humanity they enact in every other area of their lives. Others want sex as part of their loving, generous nature.

    That's really the only orientation that matters.
    I am sorry about your parents, I would love to hear the story of it and how you endured.

    I can't even imagine what that was like.

    PM me if you want.

    As to your post I will say this.

    Are we talking about love or sex because they are two different things.

    I knew I liked girls long before I had sex. I remember Mrs. Hall taking her shoes off and standing on a chair to change a decoration or something and she had this short dress on and I was like.........yep.

    That was it for me.

    I knew. 4th grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    I am sorry about your parents, I would love to hear the story of it and how you endured.

    I can't even imagine what that was like.

    PM me if you want.

    As to your post I will say this.

    Are we talking about love or sex because they are two different things.

    I knew I liked girls long before I had sex. I remember Mrs. Hall taking her shoes off and standing on a chair to change a decoration or something and she had this short dress on and I was like.........yep.

    That was it for me.

    I knew. 4th grade.
    Good people do not have unloving sex. They might not want to be with that person forever, but they do not fuck to harm, degrade or frighten their partner.

    Only bad people do that.

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