"There's an intense erotic thrill in being desired. I think that's what got me interested in men in the first place. It's that they're interested in me and that's pretty interesting. I've felt desired by men in a way I've never truly felt desired by women.

But notice how excitement at the attention, the flattery of being desired, is not the same thing as attraction to men. There's a difference between "I want you" and "I like that you want me", but for a long time I confused one for the other."

"(...) I learned that comphet is short for compulsory heterosexuality. It's the idea that heterosexuality is socially required of women, and it's so bound up with the conventional idea of what it even means to be a woman, that gay woman often mistakenly believe for years that they're attracted to men." - Natalie Wynn.

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