Talking about sexual issues
Human sexuality is a complex subject which is often defined by a person’s sexual orientation – this indicates who they are sexually attracted to. Heterosexuals are attracted to people of the opposite sex, whilst homosexuals are attracted to people of the same sex as themselves. Bisexuals are attracted to people of both sexes. Being aware of your sexuality, particularly in a society that depicts heterosexuals as ‘the norm’ can be difficult, and accepting oneself as a homosexual or bisexual can be an uncomfortable experience which has the potential to bring to the forefront issues related to background, family and possibly religious orientation.
How can Clear Counselling help?
Counselling can offer confidential, non-judgmental support in a time that may be lonely and isolating. It can be useful to talk through what can seem a confusing experience, in order to gain a better understanding, and acceptance of yourself and be comfortable to share that self with others.