When we were growing up there were few if any gay love stories around for us to be exposed to, whether in real life, on TV, or anywhere else in the media. We would have absolutely loved to have been able to learn that gay love stories do exist and that gay relationships could be real, true and loving. It was , Branden was in the closet, looking to find a relationship on an online dating site; Stephen, also seeking a relationship replied. Our first date was at a local brewery where we talked for hours and played pool. We hit it off immediately, both growing up in the rural parts of Alberta and this being our first gay relationship, we had so much in common.
I was 19 when I first had full-on sex with another man. I was at college, living in dorms, and the experience—aside from the usual horrifying awkwardness and somewhat spontaneity of the occasion—was completely and utterly unremarkable aside from one thing: the guy I slept with identified as straight. It was late or early, depending on your outlook on the world when I was joined by the boy who was living in the room next to mine, way back on the other side of the building. He was clearly intoxicated, but it was a party after all and who was I, quite drunk myself, to judge. The minutiae of exactly how things developed from us being together in that room to us having slightly unsuccessful sex in a bathroom in a different corridor have since escaped me. All I know is that one moment we were talking and the next minute, well Before that night, I had hardly been a nun.
How many times have you sat despairing in the quagmire that is unrequited love? These feelings of confusion are practically a gay rite of passage. You should really stop buying so many books. Why've you bought this many books? We first learn about these constrictions as teenagers crushing on unavailable straight guys, and these gut-wrenching and soul-breaking infatuations, more often than not, end drenched in disappointment, rejection, and pangs of loneliness.
Looking for first gay experiences stories? While many websites tend to eroticize such encounters, few offer first hand, true stories of these gay experiences. Given interest in this topic, we thought it might be helpful to share some of these with readers. Below is a podcast E17 that features an email from a listener who identifies as straight but recently found himself attracted to another man at his gym.