I feel awkward telling my doctor about my sexuality and sexual preferences.

Ease Me In (The more guarded approach)

This is a really uncomfortable thing for me to bring up, but I know it’s important for me to be open with you. I’m (straight/gay/a lesbian/bi-sexual/transgender/questioning/other). I understand that to get the most relevant care and be cautious of the most common STDs, this is information I needed to share with you, and I hope that my sexual preferences won’t cause an issue with me being one of your patients. If it does, please let me know and I hope you won’t be offended if I look for a new provider who I can better connect with.

Just Give It to Me (The no-nonsense tactic)

Before we start, you should know that I’m (straight/gay/a lesbian/bi-sexual/transgender/questioning/other). I want to get the most relevant care, especially when it comes to my sexual health, so if my sexual orientation or activities are an issue with you, I’d like to find a different provider who is more comfortable with my lifestyle.

NOTE: Find a list of LGBT-friendly providers here.