27-year-old Dominic Hilton from Bournemouth who made a New Year’s resolution to abstain from sex for the whole of 2018 after breaking up with his boyfriend, got to discovered that he was straight.
According to Mail Online, Dominic came out to his family at the age of 14 after he grew up believing that he was ‘110 percent’ gay. Between the ages of 18 and 19, he even worked as a male escort sleeping with about 150 men.
But after splitting with his ex, he made a radical resolution to spend 2018 celibate in order to discover a little more about himself.
Now Hilton has come to the realisation that he’s actually straight after his sexual attraction to men disappeared and is now looking forward to being with a woman.
Dominic, a model and mental health worker from Bournemouth, said:
‘Sex is always something I enjoyed, but this past year, that sexual attraction to men has just gone.
‘If you’d have asked me in the past if a person can change their sexuality, I’d have said no – but I’m living proof that you can.
‘It was a gradual thing – not like someone flicked a switch and I was straight – but now I am actively seeking a girl to settle down with.
‘I’ve had sex with men, but not women, so want to find an open-minded girl I can lose my virginity to.’
Speaking on Celibacy, Dominic said:
‘To get over someone, a lot of people go and get under someone else, but I didn’t want to do that.
‘I started reading up on celibacy and saw people talk about how it had helped their self-esteem, lessened their anxieties, given them more energy and generally taught them more about who they were.
‘At that point, I was still feeling down about my break up, so I just wanted to do something to make me happy. I never imagined celibacy would change my life as much as it has.’
‘It was really liberating not having anything to commit to. Taking myself away from all that meant that the only person I needed approval from was me.
‘There was no worrying about what to wear, whether dates would go well and what it meant if you hadn’t heard from them.
‘In the past, I struggled with anxiety, which was what inspired me to go into mental health work, but being celibate meant I wasn’t looking to impress anyone – I was putting myself first and getting to know myself in a different way, which worked wonders for my anxiety.’
On when he started getting attracted to women, he said:
‘My male friend and I were on holiday in Alicante, Spain in October, and where I’d usually be chatting about guys we could see, and if I thought they were attractive, I just couldn’t join in,’
‘Then my friend turned to me and said, ‘You really are straight, aren’t you?’
‘I’d been wondering if perhaps I was bisexual, and attracted to both men and women, but now, I just don’t find men attractive anymore. I have no intention of sleeping with a man again.
‘Telling everyone I was straight was like coming out all over again, but my loved ones were supportive and just want me to be happy.’