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I Am Experiencing Sexual Attraction that Worries Me

Although I feel this may not be a problem I am experiencing sexual attraction to my friends who are 12 and up all are currently done or in puberty just like myself and I am worried that there may be something wrong with me I am a bisexual teen (15 years old and male) is this normal? (I feel this is a stupid question an is probably my anxiety messing with me.) (From the USA)

I Am Experiencing Sexual Attraction that Worries Me

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Thanks for reaching out with your question. Yes, the attraction is normal for your age. The concern is when the attraction could become an action, particularly when the person is younger than you. As you are in high school you may want to talk with those in the LGBT group and learn more about what is and isn’t okay. Here is a link to some further info on these groups

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

I Am Experiencing Sexual Attraction that Worries Me

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). I Am Experiencing Sexual Attraction that Worries Me. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 15, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2018/09/09/i-am-experiencing-sexual-attraction-that-worries-me/

 

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