dear trevor, i´m sixteen and i feel powerfull feelings to other boys. i dont know what to do. i even have a crush on them. when i masturbate i can only get on, thinking about other guys. waht should i do?
It’s great that you’ve reached out to Dear Trevor to discuss these issues which can kick up a lot of feelings and questions. What you’re experiencing, that is new and intense emotional and physical feelings, occurs with many teens. These feelings can be exciting, fun and pleasurable but they also can be confusing and frightening.
Being attracted to others, having crushes and masturbating are all part of our normal experiences. It sounds like both your emotional and sexual feelings are concerning for you as they are directed toward other guys. It can take time to become comfortable with these different feelings and it’s important that you allow yourself the time to sort out your feelings. You might find it helpful to discuss your feelings and concerns. Is there a counselor or gay group at your school or LGBT group in your community where you would feel safe talking? If this is not the case, please call the Trevor help line at 1-866-4-U-Trevor. Our counselors understand and are sensitive to the complex issues of processing your sexual orientation and the intense feelings that go with that process.