When you’re not feeling good about your life, taking care of your health may not feel like a big priority. In fact when you’re down on yourself, it’s more common to take risks — or even do things to actively harm yourself.
Some of us struggle to come to terms with who we’re attracted to, or who we want to have sex with. It can be a lifelong process to truly accept your sexuality as normal. For people who are attracted to more than one gender, dealing with society’s hang-ups about bisexuality can also be a challenge. Others of us are grappling with gender identity, knowing that the sex we were assigned at birth doesn’t describe our true selves. Some of us are adjusting to the knowledge that we’re living with HIV.