Coming out’, or declaring one’s 'different' sexuality, is difficult and complicated. No-one has to declare that they like the opposite sex (i.e. heterosexual) - society assumes they do. So, accepting that you aren’t the same as most of your peers and family can be an emotional turmoil and takes strength of character - and to then have to announce it or to tell others about this very personal part of you can be frightening.
It seems that the more we, as a society, are open about sex the more confused some people become. Sex, despite the great strides we have taken in understanding its role in our lives, is still a subject that causes many to be embarrassed and this, in turn, generates secrecy.
Secrecy, unfortunately, can mean that for those exploring sexual desires slightly different to perceived norms can be ashamed of their feelings. This can, in turn, lead to poor self belief and feelings that one is ‘disgusting' and ‘weird’ and not worthy of being a member of society.