Some possible reasons for picking your sexual identity
(i.e. the label(s) you choose for yourself)

It "felt right" to me
It matched my actions in the past
It matched my actions at the time
It matched my desires/fantasies in the past
It matched my desires/fantasies at the time
As a political statement
To include myself in a particular community where I felt I belonged
I saw people who seemed like me and that's what they were calling themselves
Other people said that's what they thought I was
Claiming (or reclaiming) in a powerful way a label that may be stuck on me by others anyway

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