Teen Seeks Internet’s Advice After Discovering Father Secretly Watches Gay Porn

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A fifteen-year-old teenager is seeking the advice of his fellow online Reddit community after discovering his father might be gay.

The teen shared a post titled “I [15 M] think my dad [52 M] might be gay” in the relationship advice section of the popular internet forum, hoping for some helpful responses from people who may have gone through similar situations.

The teen writes:

This happened a few months ago and i tried to forget about it but can’t so i’m coming here for advice. (I’m not the best at explaining things so bear with me here.) My dad has been Unemployed for about 6 months now so he’s home a lot. He left his last job on good terms and is taking a year break from working. Both my parents lost one of their parents recently so we also inherited enough that financially he can do this. Most days when i get home from school, camp, or where ever i am he is doing yard work, errands, or on his laptop. I don’t have a laptop of my own so i often use his which he is fine with. A few months ago i got home from school and went to use his laptop. He had a few tabs open, it was all normal except for the last one. It was Men.com, a popular gay porn site. I closed out of it almost immediately. Since then i haven’t seen any porn but every time I use his laptop it says “PRIVATE” in the corner of the safari browser. My parents are still married and go on dates every once in awhile and seem to still love each other but i’m not sure what to think anymore. I haven’t told anyone about this and i’m not sure if i should forget about it, or do something.

TLDR; I found a gay porn site open on my dad’s computer, not sure what to do

ShooterSuzie advised the teen that “Even if he was sexually attracted to men, that wouldn’t necessarily diminish his feelings for your mother. Love, devotion, loyalty, and affection have many shades. If there’s no evidence of cheating, then I’d try not to think of it in black and white terms if I were you.”


User No-I-Do-Not explained: “It could be a kink of your parents? Maybe your dad’s bisexual, either way I don’t think it’s hurting anyone if all he’s doing is looking at porn.”

“That’s possible i guess,” the teen responded. “I understand it doesn’t hurt anyone but it makes me paranoid that after my brother and i both move out they’ll get divorced or that my dad is having an affair. I know that probably won’t happen but it still freaks me out. maybe. I look at my parents as being really innocent nice people to the point where i guess i forget they’re people just like everyone else.”

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No-I-Do-Not added: “I think we all make that mistake. I think the first time I found my parents porn (a long time ago, because it was still on VHS) I was mortified, but I realized, maybe they need stress relievers as well, but it took me a long time to realize this. I think for now, just let it go.”

What do you think of the teen’s situation? Leave your advice in the comments section below.

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