Our expert says:
Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
Hi again Whatwhat and thanks for posting here.
Children and adolescents have always engaged in sexual exploration - this is absolutely normal and doesn't necessarily indicate their sexual orientation. There is certainly more exposure to gay-related themes in the mass media than a decade or two ago, which has helped to 'normalise' homosexuality to some extent by making people aware that they needn’t fear the unknown. It is most unlikely that Madonna et al are causing more people to experiment with various aspects of sexuality - but it is possible that young people exploring their sexuality experience less anxiety and fear about it than they did two generations ago. Explain to your teacher that we're all located on a continuum between being 100% straight and 100% gay; whether we label ourselves straight, bisexual or gay is not really important. What matters is that everyone should feel comfortable expressing their love and sexuality in the manner they choose as long as no one else is compromised in the process.
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