At what age in your life did you deal with your own homosexuality? I have known for some time that I am one. However, I have yet to act upon. I suspect this is for three reasons: (1) I find the stereotypes that go along with the milieu are less than attractive; (2) the health risks associated with intercourse (protected or not), of any kind, are not negligible; and, (3) finding persons with that particular intrest, among those that I normally associate, is not somthing I wish to do at the risk of possible alienation. (Anathema is not one of my concerns.) Is this attitude/consternation normal in maturation, are these valid concerns, and is it outgrown? While, I do not see celibacy/virginity as a millstone, it is---hopefully---not a permanent condition.