during middleschool, i was openly gay... because I really thought i was. I had several girlfriends and was known school-wide as "the lesbian". (note: nothing more than kissing had ever occured then) well, i honestly thought that was what i was.. flat out. a lesbian. however, when i reached middle school, a friendship with a guy turned serious.. and i realized i had been surpressing my male thoughts. I dated him for almost 2 1/2 years before we split, and then went on to date other males. Not to say that I wasn't the a-typical teen who had no idea what they wanted, or what they found attractive.. but I surpressed my feelings toward women, and let the "lesbian" brand die out. Once i met that highschool lover, I was annoyed by just how "popular" it seemed to be for girls to be bisexual.. and I was ashamed.However, over the past few years, as highschool has come and gone.. I now see the bridge of the two. I have been dating a male for the past year or so off and on, and I was open with him the past few months towards my strong attraction to both sexs...both on a physical and a mental state. It feels really good not to feel like i have to pigeon hole myself anymore to like either males, or females, not both. I'm Jessica.. I'll be nineteen friday.. and I am bisexual.