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Growing Pains: 25 Problems Only Femme Lesbians Will Understand

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Growing pains: 25 problems only femme lesbians will understand.


1. When people say you don’t look gay – Really? Not even when I’m having sex with women? I feel like that’s when I look my gayest.

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2. When people confuse your girlfriend for a friend or even worse a sibling.

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3. When people tell you you’re too pretty to be gay – because all straight people are attractive.

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4. When people (including other lesbians) say you’re just pretending to be gay.

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5. When people demand you to prove you’re gay.

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6. When guys think they can “turn” you.

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7. When other lesbians don’t recognise that you are a lesbian, so you constantly have to drop hints.

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8. When people just get so hung up on your sexual orientation, that’s all they want to discuss.

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9. When people assume your sexuality is something that’s just for men and not for you or your partner.

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10. When people think your dating life is easy.

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11. When you can’t tell your friends and family about your relationship problems, because they’ll just tell you to date men.

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12. When people assume you only like butch women.

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13. When you date butch women and people think it’s because you’re really into guys.

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14. When guys ask if they can watch – No, you can’t. No forever.

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15. When lesbians assume you’re manicure means you’re a safety hazard in bed.

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16. When apparently your label defines you.

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17. When you have “the talk” with your family and they point out the fact you wear dresses, which means you can’t be gay.

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18. When straight women think you’re hitting on them.

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19. Or when straight women think it’s perfectly ok to hit on you.

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20. Always having to make the first move in the bar and in the bedroom.

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21. When people assume you’re straight by default.

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22. When people ask you if you’re sure you like women – like really sure?!

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23. When people tell you you’re less of a lesbian because of the way you look.

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24. When you have to deal with the stereotype that femme lesbians are passive in bed.

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25. When you think you’re not lesbian enough, so feel the need to make changes.

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