Am I gay?
Virtually everyone will have feelings for someone of the same sex at some stage in their life - it's a natural part of sexual development. But if you find that you have these feelings quite often, it could mean that you're gay or bisexual.
Sexual orientation, or sexuality, is all about who you have sexual feelings towards.
Heterosexuals or people who are 'straight' are people who only fancy members of the opposite sex
Homosexuals or 'gay' people only fancy members of the same sex. Girls who fancy other girls can also called lesbians.
Bisexuals are attracted to both sexes.
Should I come out?
If you think you might be gay, don't rush into 'coming out'. Your sexuality is a very personal thing and you need to make sure you're comfortable with it before telling the world.
But there's no need to hide it. It's true that some people can't accept people having different sexual orientations from their own but this is THEIR mistake - not yours. Remember you are not doing anything wrong or immoral so don't be tempted to hide your sexuality. It is a part of yourself and like everyone else, you have the right to feel comfortable with who you are.
Find out more
It can help to talk to other people who are going through the same thing. You could think about joining a club or society run by gay people for gay people. This can be really helpful if you don't feel comfortable talking to your friends about it. These groups might be advertised in the phone book, at GP surgeries, sexual health or contraceptive clinics, pharmacies, youth groups, local papers or on the internet.