Sexuality and relationships
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to sexuality; your sexuality – who you are attracted to – is your business and comes down to what feels right for you.
Sexuality can be considered a spectrum: up one end of the spectrum, people are only attracted to one sex, and at the other end, people are attracted to people regardless of their sex or gender.
If you find yourself questioning your sexuality, remember, you don’t have to do anything about it straight away. It’s okay to take whatever time you need to understand your feelings and identity.
While LGBTIQ+ relationships face many similar challenges to all other kinds of relationships, a unique challenge these relationships face can de dealing with negative attitudes and stigma that still exist in our society.
Some LGBTIQ+ people feel they cannot do everyday things with their partner in public, such as kiss or hold hands, without facing stigma. This may be compounded for people whose family, community, culture or religion are unaccepting of LGBTIQ+ people and relationships.
What to do
If you’re feeling anxious or confused about your sexuality, this decision tree from ReachOut can help clear things up and provides some tips for when you’re still figuring things out.
Things you could try include:
More help and advice
Visit the headspace website for more information about sexuality and sexual orientations.