I definitely relate!
I always called myself “straight but I’m also attracted to women…” because I only dated men, and just kissed women occasionally and mostly at parties. I did have plenty of fantasies about women though!
After splitting from my husband, I had a relationship with a woman and I realized I was indeed not straight(!!!). I dreaded coming out to my family and especially my dad. In the end, I didn’t have to (to him), because the relationship didn’t last. I’m out to my sister, mom, and friends, who are all very liberal and accepting. Yet, because I do mainly date men, I think most also would say it was a ‘phase’ or call me ‘mostly straight’.
I’ve been saying I’m heteroflexible, which I’m not sure is a legit term either. In general, I tend to have more ‘romantic’ relationships with men, but I’m very attracted to women sexually, and I find a much higher percentage of women attractive than I do men. Yet the nature of my relationships with women and men are always different.
Do you have this too? Is there a difference between the attraction and types of relationships you have or would have with a woman or a man?
Thanks for sharing!