Help for Those who Experience Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction
If you don't want to be gay, you don't have to be. There is a way to overcome your same-gender (gay or lesbian) feelings and homosexual behavior. If you want to make changes in your life, you can. This site can provide help.
Same-sex attraction is an intense interest in others of the same gender. This interest may include desires for their attention, friendship, intimacy, and/or a fascination with their bodies and other gender traits. It may also include erotic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors directed toward the same gender. The psychological community uses the term homosexuality to refer to the entire complex that includes attractions, feelings, desires, sexual behavior, identity, and all its associated aspects, such as problems with masculinity, self-perception, emotional dependencies, and relationship issues.
A person who experiences same-sex attraction may experience emotional and sexual feelings or attractions, and may or may not engage in sexual behavior.
Read a more complete description of what is same-sex attraction, including a description of attractions, identity, and behavior.
Many factors contribute to the development of homosexual attractions. They are the result of a complex interaction of personality, biological inheritance, and developmental experiences.
Read a more complete description of what causes same-sex attraction, including information about personality, biology, and developmental experiences.
Determining how to respond to same-sex attractions is a personal choice that each individual must make according to his or her personal values and life situation.
The section What Can You Do About Same-sex Attraction gives advice on how to define your personal values and consider your options. Resources are provided to help you understand the impact of these choices.
If you decide that you want to resolve issues surrounding your same-sex attractions, you can learn about the following: