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It’s nice to think that we’re all comfortable enough about our sexuality that we feel confident enough to share that part of ourselves with the rest of the world. But the truth of the matter is that there are still people who have to keep that part of their lives a secret for a variety of reasons. It could be for their safety or they simply don’t feel the need to disclose it with people they’re not close with.

Or it could be the reason given by Matt, one of our blog readers — you’re a married bisexual discreet guy looking to keep a secret. And he even admits that it’s a dicey reason. But he is curious about how far people have gone to keep same-sex relations a secret. Admittedly, we’re also a little curious about how far people have gone to keep their sexuality a secret, maybe without the cheating on a married partner part.

Online, there are several stories about this. For instance, on the subreddit r/askgaybros, user u/White-Blaze talks about being together with a girl for five years, ignoring his urge to be with guys because he had decided he was “straight.” Thankfully, he’s come to terms with his sexuality after meeting a man who became “really special” to him.

Meanwhile, Reddit user u/luisezequielmunoz isn’t in the closet but his boyfriend is. This has resulted in several things that his boyfriend has done to hide their sexuality. For instance, he’s introduced to his boyfriend’s family as a friend and told not to tell them he was gay. He’s not even allowed to upload a photo of both of them on social media.

Adam4Adam blog readers, do you have any stories about how you’ve kept your sexuality secret? Was it before you came out? Are you still keeping it a secret now? What are your reasons? Tell us about it in the comments section below.