I’m a 16-year-old guy and I’ve been struggling with so much lately…

I’m a 16-year-old guy and I’ve been struggling with so much lately. I started getting acne, which completely knocked all the confidence out of me, and when I finally got comfortable with my acne, I found something else to focus on and freak out about, my sexuality. I’ve never questioned my sexuality and I know I like girls, but I think I like guys as well. I feel like I’m never going to find love at this rate if I can’t love myself. And the only people I have in my life are my family.

Don’t worry, we all have and are still going through this phase you speak of. You’re a teenager that’s maturing and trying to figure out who you are, what you believe and how you wish to present yourself to the world, so it’s okay to question your life and your actions. But just don’t critique them.

Now when it comes to your sexuality, it’s okay to like both sexes. As I’ve said, you’re figuring out who you are and who you wish to be. You are right on track in your life and are experiencing what we all have experienced, figuring out who we truly are. There is nothing wrong with you or with you questioning your sexuality. And there is nothing wrong with being attracted to both sexes.

And trust me, you will definitely find love! You being open to both sexes is just you being open to accepting and receiving more love from many different types of people, and there is nothing wrong with that! And loving yourself is a process, and from where I’m standing, you’re doing really well! You’re figuring out who you are, not how society wants you to be, which means you’re learning to accept all of yourself. Which is a key component to self-love and self-confidence.

As I’ve said before, you are right on track with your life. Continue on your journey to loving yourself and just be positive when it comes to intimate relationships, whether that’s with a friend or significant other, or a male or female. Just love yourself and focus on being yourself, which will definitely help you attract amazing, positive people into your life.