Where do you fit on the Kinsey Scale?

spiced spiced
The well-known sex researcher Alfred Kinsey believed the terms heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual to be incomplete for describing human sexuality. Kinsey believed that sexual orientation could be viewed as a spectrum of behavior; you may be completely straight, completely gay, or somewhere in between (as Kinsey himself was). He developed a scale with seven categories. I'm curious to know how the Eden community is distributed on his scale. I'm also curious to know if this varies by gender. Thus, this poll! A couple of points...I know Kinsey's scale is flawed, but it works fairly well for most people, in my opinion. When I use the terms male and female, consider that a reference to the gender you most closely identify with. Also, I imagine some of you are thinking I should have posted this in the GLBT section, but I deliberately put it here, in the context of a broader discussion of sex in general because I feel it's of interest to everyone, not just people who consider themselves part of the GLBT community. Here's an online Kinsey Scale test and here's some more background on the Kinsey Scale. This is a private poll so your screen name won't be displayed (unless you leave a comment, obviously). Thanks for your participation!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I'm female and I'm exclusively heterosexual. I've had no experience with or desire for sexual activity with other females. (Kinsey Scale: 0)
11  (14%)
I'm female and I'm mostly heterosexual, though I've had a little experience with or desire for sexual activity with other females. (Kinsey Scale: 1)
13  (16%)
I'm female and I'm more heterosexual but I've also had more than a little experience with or desire for sexual activity with other females. (Kinsey Scale: 2)
20  (25%)
I'm female and I'm about as heterosexual as I am homosexual. (Kinsey Scale: 3)
6  (8%)
I'm female and I'm more homosexual but I've also had more than a little experience with or desire for sexual activity with males. (Kinsey Scale: 4)
6  (8%)
I'm female and I'm mostly homosexual, though I've had a little experience with or desire for sexual activity with males. (Kinsey Scale: 5)
I'm female and I'm exclusively homosexual. I've had no experience with or desire for sexual activity with males. (Kinsey Scale: 6)
2  (3%)
I'm male and I'm exclusively heterosexual. I've had no experience with or desire for sexual activity with other males. (Kinsey Scale: 0)
9  (11%)
I'm male and I'm mostly heterosexual, though I've had a little experience with or desire for sexual activity with other males. (Kinsey Scale: 1)
4  (5%)
I'm male and I'm more heterosexual but I've also had more than a little experience with or desire for sexual activity with other males. (Kinsey Scale: 2)
3  (4%)
I'm male and I'm about as heterosexual as I am homosexual. (Kinsey Scale: 3)
4  (5%)
I'm male and I'm mostly homosexual but I've also had more than a little experience with or desire for sexual activity with females. (Kinsey Scale: 4)
I'm male and I'm mostly homosexual, though I've had a little experience with or desire for sexual activity with females. (Kinsey Scale: 5)
I'm male and I'm exclusively homosexual. I've had no experience with or desire for sexual activity with females. (Kinsey Scale: 6)
1  (1%)
Total votes: 79
Poll is closed
12/05/2012
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Septimus Septimus
I've kind of struggled with placing myself on the Kinsey scale. The truth is that I'm attracted to both (should I say all?) genders, but I don't really feel comfortable saying that my attraction is split 50/50.
Some days I feel more gay, some days I feel more straight, and some days I'm happy to identify as bisexual. I think that my sexuality is fluid, and flows from one point on the scale to another.
12/05/2012
MrWill MrWill
I feel discriminated against. I answered honestly, and I got: F The test failed to match you to a Kinsey Type profile. Either you answered some questions wrong, or you are a very unusual person
12/05/2012
no longer here no longer here
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Originally posted by MrWill
I feel discriminated against. I answered honestly, and I got: F The test failed to match you to a Kinsey Type profile. Either you answered some questions wrong, or you are a very unusual person
Mrs got this too! She is going to make Mr take the "test" when he gets home.
WTF?
12/05/2012
no longer here no longer here
Quote:
Originally posted by no longer here
Mrs got this too! She is going to make Mr take the "test" when he gets home.
WTF?
Mr is a zero...and he is the much more unusual than Mrs.
12/05/2012
shorejen9 shorejen9
I'm a 2 and my husband is a 0 by Kinsey rating (he's a ten to me lol)
12/05/2012
G&L G&L
Both me and the wife are 0
12/05/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I'm a 3
12/05/2012
Martiniman Martiniman
I scored a zero, but I think the test is flawed. I have no interest in other men, yet there is something about the idea of a sexy shemale. No option for this on the Kinsey test.
12/05/2012
LovesAPoet LovesAPoet
I am a female and I scored a one. I'd say it's accurate for personally .
12/05/2012
LittleA LittleA
I voted before doing the test, I said I was a 1 but the test said 0. Makes sense though, even in 3 somes I have little to no interest in the other female, prefer MFM.
12/05/2012
spiced spiced
I'm a 2. I probably shouldn't have posted the test. I found it accurate in my case, but I'm not sure why some of the questions are on there. The scale itself is fairly self-explanatory, in my opinion.

I do agree that it fails to cover the full 3D spectrum of human sexuality. Maybe I should do another poll on the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid, which attempts to be more precise. But I don't think it's perfect either.

One thing to keep in mind about the Kinsey Scale is that it was a first attempt to broaden understanding of human sexuality. Kinsey was a pioneer. In his day, few people talked openly about sex at all, and almost nobody was thinking beyond a strict heterosexual vs homosexual range of sexuality. I still find the scale useful as a starting point for most people to understand their sexuality.
12/06/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I'm female and I scored a 2 on the test. I feel I'm more somewhere between a 1 and a 2 (1.5 maybe?)
12/06/2012
null null
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I'm a 2. I probably shouldn't have posted the test. I found it accurate in my case, but I'm not sure why some of the questions are on there. The scale itself is fairly self-explanatory, in my opinion.

I do agree that it fails to ... More
I second the idea of making a thread about a more precise test.
12/06/2012
spiced spiced
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Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
I'm female and I scored a 2 on the test. I feel I'm more somewhere between a 1 and a 2 (1.5 maybe?)
I took an online test for the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid and scored a 1.29. You might find it interesting to try that test, too.
12/07/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I'm a 1.
12/07/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
The well-known sex researcher Alfred Kinsey believed the terms heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual to be incomplete for describing human sexuality. Kinsey believed that sexual orientation could be viewed as a spectrum of behavior; you may be ... More
I'm male and I'm exclusively heterosexual. I've had no experience with or desire for sexual activity with other males.
12/07/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I voted for your first option. I'm hetero and have never ever wanted to 'mess' with another female.
12/07/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I'm male and exclusively heterosexual. So I'm a zero on the Kinsey scale.
12/07/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Im hetrro
12/07/2012
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Quote:
Originally posted by Septimus
I've kind of struggled with placing myself on the Kinsey scale. The truth is that I'm attracted to both (should I say all?) genders, but I don't really feel comfortable saying that my attraction is split 50/50.
Some days I feel more ... More
This, pretty much.
12/07/2012
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by Septimus
I've kind of struggled with placing myself on the Kinsey scale. The truth is that I'm attracted to both (should I say all?) genders, but I don't really feel comfortable saying that my attraction is split 50/50.
Some days I feel more ... More
Yes, I know what you mean. Some days, I'm not attracted to men at all and other days I'm more attracted to (certain) men than I am to women. Over time I feel I understand myself well enough to say "this is me" when I read the description for 2 on the scale. That doesn't fit every day, but it fits very well if I consider my entire sexual history.
12/08/2012
TransGuy14 TransGuy14
Kinsey doesn't really fit queer transmen...
12/08/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Fully hetero, though I have thought about as an academic exercise (not really interested)
12/08/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
The well-known sex researcher Alfred Kinsey believed the terms heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual to be incomplete for describing human sexuality. Kinsey believed that sexual orientation could be viewed as a spectrum of behavior; you may be ... More
I'm 69% lesbian. My husband is butch lesbian with a cock. *nods*
12/09/2012
noway noway
Quote:
Originally posted by xilliannax
I'm 69% lesbian. My husband is butch lesbian with a cock. *nods*
Ha I love that! Hehehe
01/11/2013
hall5885 hall5885
I got 4. But I already knew that I tend to prefer woman over men.
01/11/2013
EmuLove EmuLove
Men over women but I still like "playing" with women a lot!
01/11/2013
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
The well-known sex researcher Alfred Kinsey believed the terms heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual to be incomplete for describing human sexuality. Kinsey believed that sexual orientation could be viewed as a spectrum of behavior; you may be ... More
i fall in 2...
01/11/2013
twelve13 twelve13
I'm a female and probably around a 4.5.
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