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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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.
Alfred Kinsey, a well-known sexologist, introduced the concept of sexual fluidity with the Kinsey Scale.
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.
The Kinsey Sicks take their name from the Kinsey scale of sexuality, in which 6 signifies "exclusively homosexual.
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?
A quiet, genial guy among these more boisterous types, John is hardly comfortable discussing his shifting Kinsey scale placement with them, and his new job as bottom-rung gofer at a major ad agency is fraught with sexual tension as a studly boss (Johnny Ray Rodriguez) barrages him with thinly veiled come-ons.
The data from 16,000 adult males who also have taken the test show that 70% of adult men who molest boys score as being heterosexual on the Kinsey Scale.
That is the exact percentage of men in the general population who score as heterosexual on the Kinsey Scale, Dr.
A chart at the end of the book rates variety shows on the Kinsey scale (which ranks human sexuality on a 0-6 scale ranging from exclusively heterosexual to exclusively homosexual) of most gay ("as gay as it gets," "Look, Mary, a show for us, "don't ask, don't tell") to least gay ("a touch of pink," "as straight as it gets").
Though, as she points out, the famous Kinsey scale has often been misinterpreted as replacing two categories--gay and straight--with six.