Our expert says:
SOme people are naturally shy, some even to the more serious and incapacitating degree of a social anxiety disorder ( and both respond well to treatment ).
From what you say, it sems for some reason you focus your embarrassment mainly on the issue of hair rather than just the unaccustomed exposure of parts of the body not usually displayed.
The "norm" is far, far, wider than you imagine.
Being gay is not something one chooses, merely a way of being ; and it doesn't sound sure whether or not you are. Sounds like your primary problem is shyness and self-consciousness in relating to other humans of any gender. Maybe men seem a bit more appealing just because, being male yourself, they're a bit more familiar ?
It makes sense that you really want a friend or friends with whom you can feel more confident and comfortable, and maybe to gradually expand your social contacts and friendships.
Seeing a psychologist could help, both to clarify the nature of your concerns, and to learn more self-esteem, less self-consciousness and embarrassment, and more confidence in building social relationships with all sorts of other people
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