As many of you know I come from a rather Conservative and Orthodox background. This had pretty thoroughly "crippled" my views on sex and sexuality for many long years. It has not been until recently (i.e. the last two years; big emphasis on the last few months since I joined SF) that much exploring and self-discovery have occurred and also many long standing truths to finally be admitted. One of those things that can be gleaned from some of my postings (but I haven't outright said) would be a fairly strong bisexual tendency in myself. The only reason I refer to it as a tendency rather than a definitive part of my sexuality is because I haven't had any "real world" experience with other men and (sexual) relationships - not that couldn't be passed off as what I term "Everyone was really drunk then yadda-yadda-yadda I kissed Brad" type moments. I've talked with D about this, so she knows and accepts it. (Her exact reaction was, "Yes, and...?" So clearly she places little emphasis on it. Which is nice. ) I feel it's important, though, that I get the subject out of the way with my family so that I don't have it as a "dirty secret" or an additional burden on my shoulders with them. There are already enough of those, I don't need one more eggshell to walk on. So my question is: What's some advice on discussing such "hard hitting" matters with your family? Especially if anyone has any tips in regards to advice on handling the Conservative/Orthodox angle... Note: This is already awkward and difficult enough for me to post, so please potential trolls and flamers save it for another thread.