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View Poll Results: Where Are You on the Kinsey Scale?
0 - exclusively heterosexual 35 56.45%
1 - predominantly heterosexual, incidentally homosexual 15 24.19%
2 - predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual 5 8.06%
3 - equally heterosexual and homosexual 3 4.84%
4 - predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual 0 0%
5 - predominantly homosexual, incidentally heterosexual 3 4.84%
6 - exclusively homosexual 1 1.61%
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:57 PM   #1
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Kinsey Scale - Where Do You Fall?

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This scale was developed by Dr. Alfred Kinsey and his associates in the late '40s and early '50s. These results were supported in studies conducted by Masters and Johnson and other sex researchers, though some more recent studies have reported lower rates nationally, with higher rates in urban areas. These studies collectively indicate there is a broad spectrum of sexual orientations - not just heterosexual and homosexual. Instead of looking a sexual orientation as an either-or condition, Kinsey developed a seven point continuum based on the degree of sexual responsiveness people have to the members of the same and other sex.

0 - exclusively heterosexual

1 - predominantly heterosexual, incidentally homoexual

2 - predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual

3 - equally heterosexual and homosexual

4 - predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual

5 - predominantly homosexual, incidentally heterosexual

6 - exclusively homosexual

It is necessary to consider a variety of activities in assessing an individual's ranking on the continuum:

· fantasies · dreams · thoughts

· frequency of sexual activities · emotional feelings

Therefore, many "heterosexuals" would fall, in fact, somewhere between 0 and 3 because they occasionally think/dream/fantasize about sexual activities with members of the same gender and/or occasionally act on these feelings.

Kinsey's researchers found that over a three-year period:

4 - 6% of men were rated as "6"

10 % of men were rated 4, 5, or 6

18% of men were rated as 3, 4, 5, or 6

37% of all men experienced orgasm in a sexual activity with another man at some time in their life.

60% of all men had some type of homosexual relationship before they were age 16.

30% of all men had some type of homosexual relationship between age 20 - 24.

Ranks for women were about one-half that of men (exact percentages were not provided by Kinsey). Keep in mind, this research was conducted as a time of lower sexual activity for women than recent surveys have indicated.

Research was conducted primarily with white college educated, volunteer subjects and with prisoners. This research did not clearly parcel out behaviors which did not persit from adolesence into adult life.

The National Health and Social Life Survey (Saumann, et. al., 1994) surveyed 1749 women and 1410 men in a random sample of US adult. They found 10% of men and 9% of women reporting at least one of the following: 1) sexual desire towards the same gender, 2) sexual identity is not heterosexual, and/or 3) sexual behavior with the same gender.
Alright...after reading all that and keeping an open mind, where do you fall?
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Old 05-05-2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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exclusively heterosexual

No first hand experience but I love staring at girls

Some girls are soooooooooooo sexy.
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I think Im a:

1 - predominantly heterosexual, incidentally homosexual

but Im just guessing. I have been branded a "lesbian" most of my life and I'm not gay. There are times I would really like to turn lesbian and run off with Angela Harlem but its not going to happen.(chemically)
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If i were a girl, I would have contemplated being a lesbian
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If you were a girl, you might have been able to join us when Beli and I run off to our island with lots of palm fronds, 12 foot verandahs, plantation shutters, hammocks, and um...Balinese houseboys.

Beli, we need to work on this plan.

Or maybe not.

I've voted 1.
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0. Despite my journal entry on Bono.
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Personally I find the number of 0's to be interesting.
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I am sexually attracted to men, but honestly I don't think I've ever found one that I can connect with on an emotional level in quite the exact same way I can connect w/ some women. I think that has to do w/ trust and other issues though. I think so many women are beautiful, but I've never acted on it in that way honestly I don't think about that in a sexual way, just in a way that they are esthetically pleasing -if they're not beautiful in other ways there's not a real attraction, same goes for w/ a man though.

So I guess however you factor emotional feelings in, whatever number that would be.
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Originally posted by beli
I think Im a:

1 - predominantly heterosexual, incidentally homosexual

but Im just guessing. I have been branded a "lesbian" most of my life and I'm not gay.
me too.

people have asked me if am gay, but it had more to do with the fact that i am quite self-sufficient without a significant other in my life. i definitely like men, but if there are no suitable candidates around, i'm not going to waste my time on whoever happens to be around, just because they're there. some idiot men i know somehow translate that into "she must be gay." :eyeroll:

sometimes i think it would be easier just to run off with one of my girls, but it's just not that kinda love.
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some idiot men i know somehow translate that into "she must be gay."
yeah, she must be gay if she doesn't want to be w/ me-love that!

I really don't care if any guy thinks I must be gay
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If you were a girl, you might have been able to join us when Beli and I run off to our island with lots of palm fronds, 12 foot verandahs, plantation shutters, hammocks, and um...Balinese houseboys.

Beli, we need to work on this plan.

Or maybe not.

I've voted 1.

can i come too?

can we have Australian lifeguards as well?

i'm a 5, btw. i've been with (2) women, and while it didn't do much for me, it wasn't ... revolting. i just realized that physical and sexual attraction shouldn't be things that i'd have to work so hard at and psyche myself up for, they should just naturally flow from interacting with the other person.
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I'm a 1 if that dream about my bridesmaid counts.
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between a 1 and a 2
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