Lonely adult dating
For the first time I've been able to form a good group of gay friends and create my own support network.
I always thought finding a boyfriend would be a life-changer for me, but it was actually finding people on the same level as me, people with common interests.
This sounds really gross and pervy, but I remember one time we were all hanging out in someone's bedroom and everyone else was making out, doing "couple-y" things. I remember feeling very isolated because I had no one to experience any kind of sexuality with. This carried on until I was 16, when I started going out to gay bars in my hometown. I'd just sit in a corner feeling unbelievably shy and nervy until I'd drunk enough to get up and maybe sit at the bar. So I'd wait for a guy to approach me, and it would probably end with me going back to his flat to have sex.
We'd just go out to bars together and get so drunk that we couldn't remember how we got home.
During this time, I had a brief dalliance with bulimia.
The school where I teach has a partnership with an LGBT charity, so I've done work with kids and sexuality and equality.
Some of the kids are like, "Why do we still need to do this?