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).

[After Alfred Charles Kinsey.]
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The result also challenges the notion of sexuality as a continuum, as proposed by the Kinsey Scale that describes a person's attraction on a scale from exclusively heterosexual to exclusively homosexual.
The results also call into question the Kinsey Scale, a long-utilized rating scale of sexual attraction developed in part by sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, Ganna said.
Alfred Kinsey's significant and lasting contribution of the Kinsey Scale in the 1940s marked a shift in the way bisexuality was understood (Kinsey, Pomeroy, & Martin, 1948).
Exploring the gray areas of human sexuality, pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, the founder of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction (more widely known as the Kinsey Institute) and his colleagues at the Indiana University developed the Kinsey Scale for measuring sexual orientation in the human male (1948) and in the human female (1953) on which a "0" describes someone who is exclusively heterosexual and "6" exclusively homosexual.
"Let me put it this way: I'm a 2," she tweeted, referring to her gradation on the Kinsey Scale, indicating that she's "predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual." In her own words: "I said I "used* to identify as mostly straight.
Alfred Kinsey, a well-known sexologist, introduced the concept of sexual fluidity with the Kinsey Scale. With this scale, people rate themselves on how attracted they are to each sex, ranging from 0--meaning exclusively attracted to the opposite sex--to 3--equally attracted to both sexes--to 6--exclusively attracted to the same sex.
(1990) Gender preferences in erotic relations: the Kinsey scale and sexual scripts.
The so-called Kinsey Scale describes a continuum in which people's preferences may range anywhere among 7 points between 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual; Kinsey et al., 1948).
The Kinsey Sicks take their name from the Kinsey scale of sexuality, in which 6 signifies "exclusively homosexual." In 1993, Irwin Keller and Ben Schatz, along with two other friends no longer in the group, went to a Bette Midler concert dressed as the Andrews Sisters and were approached to perform at an event.
Gates said the theater was excited to host the group, whose name is obviously a takeoff on the Kinsey scale that tops out at the number "6" indicating completely gay, for many reasons.
The iconic "Kinsey Report" unveiled the seven-point Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale, commonly known as the Kinsey Scale, as a tool to gauge a person's sexual orientation or experiences with both sexes.
Where does Don fall on the Kinsey scale, with 0 being exclusively straight and 6 exclusively gay?