Curiousity in all forms is both normal and healthy. When it comes to sexuality, as we evolve throughout our adulthood, it only makes sense that our sexual identities would come into question, in one form or another. From bi-curiousity to already-gay-but-questioning, anyone can be sexually confused at different points during their lifetimes. We sat down with Alyson Jones, a relationship expert and psychologist, to gain some insight into common indicators that a person may be sexually curious. Read on to see if any of these 10 signs sound familiar, and know that, regardless of whether or not you can relate, curiosity, an open-mind and respectful dialogue is the cornerstone to a healthy sexual mindset — however you identify.
You might be sexually curious if… you are open-minded and feel at ease with others’ sexual identities and orientations
Your open-mind and comfort with others’ sexual identities could also be an indicator of your own sexual curiousity: “If you are a person who loves to live outside the box, sexual curiosity may be part of your mindset.” Adds Alyson, “You may enjoy hearing and talking about other people’s experiences and find yourself intrigued by the myriad of possibilities that exist for yourself and others.”
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You might be sexually curious if… you are aware of a fluidity in your own sexuality
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You might be sexually curious if… you find yourself drawn to explore different options and choices around sexuality on the Internet
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You might be sexually curious if… you do have an open mind toward sexual exploration
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You might be sexually curious if… you wonder how others would react if you adopted a different lifestyle
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You might be sexually curious if… you find yourself desiring both men and women
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You might be sexually curious if… you find yourself fantasizing about sexual encounters that are outside your current sexual identity
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You might be sexually curious if… you are a person who can feel desire for a variety of reasons and with a variety of stimuli
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You might be sexually curious if… others notice and bring this up to you
You might be sexually curious if… you feel it in your gut
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