Sexuality and the Kinsey Test

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has been speculated that no one is 100% heterosexual. Many people believe that being bi-sexual stems from an inability to decide which sex to be with, or from a desire of promiscuity. Other stereotypes, say that bisexual men are using it as a cover up being a homosexual, and women who claim themselves as bisexual are wild. However, according to Alfred Kinsey, and his extensive research on sexuality, presented here, it is possible to be bisexual. Kinsey is commonly referred to as the Father of Sexology, or the scientific study of human sexuality.

Alfred Kinsey developed a test, known as the Kinsey Scale to determine the levels of homosexuality an individual displays. The Kinsey scale uses actions rather than desire to display your results, and therefore may not be an accurate judge of your sexuality. If you have ever thought about performing sexual acts with the same sex, it does not mean you are bisexual, but it does not mean you are not, either.

The test uses the following scale to determine your stance in the spectrum:

0: Exclusively heterosexual

1: Predominately hetero, only incidentally homosexual

2: Predominately Hetero, but more than incidentally homosexual

3: Equally Heterosexual and Homosexual (Bi-Sexual)

4: Predominately homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual

5: Predominately homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual

6: Exclusively homosexual

X: Asexual

If you are interested in taking a Kinsey test, look at OkCupid. The test builds on Kinsey’s test by adding several other dimensions. Even if you do not consider yourself bisexual or even bi-curious, it is an interesting topic to ponder. Some people do not believe you can be homosexual, that you make a choice to live that lifestyle, where as others believe you are born with your orientation already decided, just as the color of your eyes have been.

Whatever the case may truly be, this test provides some interesting conclusions, as people who have never considered themselves as anything but heterosexual, may find their test results to read at least a little curiosity about homosexuality. If an asexual result comes up, that is certainly interesting, as it is somewhat hard to even fathom.Though there is no true test that will gauge where you fall into the sexual spectrum, and you are the only one that can judge your sexuality by your desires, actions and responses to those-the research Kinsey conducted on sexuality does a good job at proving bisexuality to be anything but stereotypical.


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