Anja from Siberia Remote ice pocket I am from a really, really small town. It’s not even a town. It’s a village in Siberia, a few hundred kilometers from the Arctic Ocean. The town was founded the year I was born, 1988, because they found natural gas in the middle of the forest. They …
Malikei from the United States Editors note: As you might notice, this story is slightly different than what you normally see on SoS. I chose to publish this story because I think it is important to remember that our sexuality is an ever changing, ever developing part of us. It is important that we remember to …
Jazz from Australia At the age of fourteen I discovered masturbation and became a born again Christian, so I had a lot of conflicting ideas. My very formative experiences of sexuality were framed in sex is sinful and dirty and there are intense, life long consequences. The first time I discovered masturbation I …
Not learning much about sex from her school or her parents, Sophia tried getting information anywhere she could including movies and even video games.
Zach from the United States When it came to my parents, there was zero shame imposed on me about my emotions, physical stuff, sex, or anything else. In particular between me and my mom. I knew way too much about her relationship with the guy I later found out was not my biological father …
Joseph from the United States My early sexual experience was mostly just a lot of longing. I grew up in the 80’s, the time of cable and cable scramblers. My dad knew our cable guy so we got every channel including HBO, Showtime and Playboy. I was obsessed with the Playboy Channel and wanted …
As a kid, Newman Alexander was really into wrestling and quickly his love for the sport blurred over into his sexuality.
Louise never cared about sex until she developed an intimate and intensely sexual relationship that launched her into her own vibrant sexuality.
Knowing a bit about a topic can be more dangerous than knowing nothing at all. Is Patrick gay? Can his actions make him gay?
Kids don’t have to know what sex is to know that there is something about wanting, loving and touching another person that is appealing.
For a while, Cat wasn’t sure if she was meant to be a boy or a girl and what it meant to be either one of those things.
The first time when you figure out that it can feel really nice to touch yourself in this special way can be a magical moment for many people.
Like many first generation immigrants, Greg grew up between the lines of Hong Kong and Canadian culture where sexuality was handled in very different ways.
A young boy finds hundreds of porn magazines dumped in the trashcans and quickly realizes that he has been handed a great opportunity.
As kids most of us think that we know everything there is to know but David was smarter than that. He knew that there were going to be a lot of things that he didn’t know, especially when it came to sex, so he made it his mission to never be caught off guard.
Sarah figures out her body can do this cool thing when she touches this special area and tries to figure out the best ways and places to experiment with this new sensation.
Playing “E” was the perfect code word for the special game Katja and her friend would play. It wasn’t too obvious but it let the other know that a well thought out and developed scene was about to happen between the two of them.
Hanna goes through some positive and not so positive experiences as she searches for this weird feeling she sometimes gets in her pelvis area and tries to get some special friends of hers to play doctor with her.
Some people are just not ready for the thralls of childhood romance. Tom just wanted to be a kid but when it came out that some girls at his school liked him, he did everything he could to avoid the situation.
After seeing porn, Ashley wanted to try penetrating herself but was too young to walk into a sex shop or have a credit card to buy one online. Instead she took the path of a true engineer and decided to experiment with making her own.
Growing up in the GDR, Momo started her childhood with zero contact with sexuality. Then, when the wall came down, a rush of sexual media came flooding in and she got the chance to learn about this new world for the first time.
All at once Zach went from a kid who didn’t even notice girls to a kid who was obsessed and madly in love with girls and needed to proclaim his love from the mountain tops. Though, yelling how much he loved one girl from a mountain would have probably been better than what he ended up doing.
Through a string of sleepovers Jane and her friends played out romantic scenes from movies and learned that rubbing against things in a certain way can feel really good.
Sexuality doesn’t have to be fast, for Grace it was a long process of learning to explore and be more comfortable with her girlfriends and building up over years starting from a simple show me yours and I’ll show you mine, leading up to cherished relationships and decently hardcore sex scenes.
When you don’t have adults to get information from, you end up having to learn from your friends. When you ask other ten year olds what sex is though, you get a lot of incorrect or partially correct information.
Listening to a Sara Bareilles CD, Malikei thought this is finally the time to figure out what this masturbation thing was. Someone should probably tell Sara Bareilles that her voice has the power to send people into orgasm.