Personally I push through the fear but I was and am often afraid to. That said, almost every negative reaction has been turned around. I guess I live by example. Once I emphasize that everyone involved is aware and totally fine with it (and usually point out how there are things people are into that I'm not and I don't make it my job to care) people generally see that I'm happy, whichever love(s) are with me at the time are happy, and leave it at that. I don't go out of my way to bring it up unless I'm becoming friends with someone. No point in explaining it to my grocery bagger, right?