Kinsey scale


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Kinsey scale

n.
A classification system for gauging sexual orientation, designed by Alfred Kinsey, and ranging from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual).
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1948) revolutionized a great deal of thinking about human sexuality, overreliance on the Kinsey Scale does have some limitations.
While the Kinsey Scale has become a fixture in sexuality textbooks--and even popular culture--the rating system and Kinsey's findings regarding male bisexuality, and cultural influences on male sexuality in general, largely have been overlooked by today's sex researchers, according to the Center for Sexual Health Promotion (CSHP) at IU, which collaborated with Paul H.
I felt like those conversations were huge at the rime, for all my queer friends, but in particular for those of us who didn't fit solidly at one end of the Kinsey Scale.
But I think that sex and the Kinsey Scale and the whole bit--it's all such a personal thing that I really don't feel like I can comment freely on that and sort of have people read what I'm saying right now and have it be fact.
As the popularity of the Kinsey Sicks snowballed -- the name comes from the infamous Kinsey scale, six being the top of the chart in terms of homosexuality -- Schatz and his cohorts found it harder to keep two careers in gear.
A few too many commiserative margaritas one night find the duo -- who otherwise play opposite ends of the Kinsey Scale -- getting horizontal together, which event renders their relationship awkward for a while.
He and Tom are the product of a growing pansexual New York City nightlife they discovered while students at Fordham University in the Bronx, so much so that when asked they both avoid placing a definitive flag anywhere on the Kinsey scale of sexuality.
Gay-for-pay" performers -- proclaimed heterosexual men who slide up the Kinsey Scale when the money is right -- are discussed and dissed as well.
But Pier Angeli and Ursula Andress were largely publicity for a man who rated a 5 on the Kinsey scale.
These days, gay people most often invoke mid-century sex researcher Alfred Kinsey as source for the estimate that 10% of adults are gay (an oversimplification of one of his many findings) and for the Kinsey scale, grading sexual behavior from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (totally gay).
In 1996 and 1997, Hall traveled across America taking fingerprints of twins--a control set of gay twins and a group of twins in which the siblings are genetically identical but at opposite ends of the Kinsey scale.