Both! Growing up I knew that boys could like boys, but it never occurred to me that it could go the other way too. I would have strait sexual fantasies, but I was always
the guy making love to the woman in my head. In the 9th grade I decided I should start dating, so went for the first guy that showed an interest in me. I just. didn't. get it. So I tried another. Nothing. Then I made out with my soon-to-be first girlfriend and everything made sense - why I couldn't look at the poster of the naked woman on her wall, why I blushed over certain women, why I had no personal opinion on which guy was the most attractive, etc. I spent years wishing I could be bisexual, but have completely accepted my sexual orientation now :).
I figured it out from a young age. Since Kindergarten (I'm serous and have know idea how that happened) and it was never a question until Middle school where I the "It's wrong and sinful" doctrine started to penetrate my happy bubble
I knew from the age of 9 that I was different. I didnt know what I was until later but I knew that I like girls and that I wasn't supposed to. My family is very religious and I was always taught that it was wrong. I moved away from home when I was 19 but it still took me until I was 24 to come out to anyone. I do not believe that I was born a lesbian. I believe that things that happened to me as a kid made me a lesbian. It doesn't change anything but it is what I believe.
I've always known. It wasn't until long after I'd instigated numerous sleep-overs and accommanied like minded girls to the school bathroom for "play time" that I got old enough to realize that it wasn't "Normal" that I tried to school myself against it.
After a few years of that, I was convinced that I was asexual because I felt nothing for guys while everybody else was fauning over the all-boys high school next door.
Finally, the year after I started college, after I tried convincing my best friend (a guy) that I wasn't a Lesbian, that I dated said friend in an attepmt to learn the ropes.
Date 2 other guys- briefly- since then and .......... yeah.
I like girls
When I was 12 I got a crush on a girl in my school and used to try to be wherever she was until it became noticeable and I started getting teased. Never had a crush on a boy. Finally got involved with a girl when I was 14 and we had a short relationship. We were awkward but both curious so we did quite a bit. She went back to boys but I knew that my only interest was girls.
To the girl from L.A. - I can't figure out why you can't find a girl in this city for yourself. You're absolutely gorgeous. If you went to a gay/lesbian event you'd totally be hit up on.
Hey there. I have been attracted to women since childhood. Especially my coaches. I was attracted to men as well, but not sexually. I have done stuff with women and men. It sucks because I am married and want to be with a woman so bad. I now realize I have always been a lesbian. I have never been completely comfortable around men. I have feelings for a woman but not sure if she is lesbian. I'll find out soon though........
I think I always new but never acted on it because I was always too worried about 'being accepted' to where I never followed my heart. I started messing around with girls towards the end of middle school but never went all the way because most/all of them were doing it just for the attention of guys.