Thanks for your two cents, David. My T definitely surprised me with his suggestion. I don't think I was ready to have that experience, but did it on his advice because I was open to the idea that it might actually have some effect (at the time I was still of the mind I might be going through a phase) I remember thinking, who am I going to do it with? I think he definitely was encouraging me to have an experience with a gender, not a person; but it was done out in the open, so to say, because my T did tell me to tell her that he was suggesting it, and that she would be helping me out by cooperating.
After posting I was thinking the situation probably sounds more preposterous if you reverse it. In other words, suppose a therapist is telling a straight guy that, as a check, he ought to have sex with a man so he can make an informaed decision as to whether or not he is really straight. And if he still feels straight after the first guy, well, maybe try it with another guy. Wouldn't most straight guys scoff at that idea? _Darren
“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates” -Mark Twain