Sexuality Spectrum

  • cal1020

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    Jul 12, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    I recently heard a discussion on sexuality where someone said it's far more likely that most people fall somewhere on the spectrum between gay and straight.

    Could it be that sexuality is far more complex than simply being heterosexual or homosexual? I've heard some described it as "fluid".
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    It's the Kinsey scale. I fell like pretty much smack dab in the middle.

    http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/research/ak-hhscale.html

  • cal1020

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    Jul 12, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    Then what's with all the skeptics of bisexuality? You'd think gay and straight people would be 'coming out' bisexual? (That'll be the day!)
  • LJay

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    Jul 12, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    I'll take 99% gay for $500, Alex.
  • LJay

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    Jul 12, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    Cal, I think it is because both gays and straights question bisexuality. There are simply more people to be skeptics. I also suspect that acceptance will come along with the rest of what is going on.
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    I'm in between homosexual and asexual. I've never had any type of attraction to women in my entire life.
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:17 AM GMT
    My theory about this is on my profile page.
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    cal1020 saidThen what's with all the skeptics of bisexuality? You'd think gay and straight people would be 'coming out' bisexual? (That'll be the day!)

    As someone who is bisexual but more attracted to men than women, I can tell you that I and other bis get shit from gays and straights alike. Yeah, there are some guys who say they're bi because they don't want to admit to being "full-blown gay", but that doesn't mean everyone does. Guys that go from liking guys to liking girls also tend get a lot of shit. GLBTI folk have a long way to go with tolerance too, it's not just heteronormative culture that needs a radical transformation...
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:25 AM GMT
    cal1020 saidThen what's with all the skeptics of bisexuality? You'd think gay and straight people would be 'coming out' bisexual? (That'll be the day!)


    I totally agree with the Kinsey scale. I think a lot has to do with bisexuality getting such a bad rap. Plus I think tons of people know they're bi but don't come out as such.

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    There's also the debate over how sexuality is defined. Is is by behavior (past, present)? Or attraction? Both? Does it change over time?


    kinsey6.jpg btw
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    jr17 saidI'm in between homosexual and asexual. I've never had any type of attraction to women in my entire life.


    OMG lol all your doing when you come out and say it like this is "challenging" people to see if they can sexually arouse you!.... Or that's how most gay men will see it anyways lol icon_lol.gif

    Also on the topic.. im 100% gay. It bothers me when people like to say just because some can admit the same sex is sexy or cute that that makes them a little gay.. No wanting to, or even better touching someone sexually makes them a lil gay or bi

    Also people seriously questioning their sexuality are likely a homosexual or bi, it only gets complicated when fears get in the way and make something so trivial complicated
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:31 AM GMT
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 12, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:34 AM GMT
    tumblr_m7hc5sQYUB1r0qc89o1_500.png

    To me the scale is incomplete.. I think there is a MUCH Gayer rating than a 6.

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    Jul 12, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
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    Is it just me or does 2 look gayer than all the others further dowm icon_question.gif

    I think 5 and 6 are just "Gay For Pay" icon_lol.gif
  • waccamatt

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    Jul 12, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    Kinsey 6 here.
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    Jul 12, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    Anocxu saidtumblr_m7hc5sQYUB1r0qc89o1_500.png

    To me the scale is incomplete.. I think there is a MUCH Gayer rating than a 6.



    Haha, very true! It is a PG chart after all. Xtube has the unrated version i think.
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    Jul 12, 2013 5:46 AM GMT
    We all have varying degrees of attraction towards different people. After all, men and women do have SOME common attributes, so it's possible to at least find those qualities appealing even if it doesn't turn you on.

    Fluid sexuality is different though, the term fluid in this context usually means that it's subject to change spontaneously. Like Genderfluid, someone that one week could I identify as a man then the next week something psychological happens where they then strongly identify as a woman.
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    Jul 12, 2013 6:11 AM GMT
    vballboy12 saidI totally agree with the Kinsey scale. I think a lot has to do with bisexuality getting such a bad rap. Plus I think tons of people know they're bi but don't come out as such.

    tumblr_m7hc5sQYUB1r0qc89o1_500.png

    There's also the debate over how sexuality is defined. Is is by behavior (past, present)? Or attraction? Both? Does it change over time?


    kinsey6.jpg btw


    I love the illustration and want the sweatshirt, too.

    If it were a random distribution, you would expect a bell curve with bisexuals making up the bulk of the population. That doesn't seem likely, though, does it?
  • cal1020

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    Jul 12, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    shortbutsweet...You're lumping bisexuals into one group. The point is that it's more complex than that isn't it? it would probably be impossible to define/categorize sexuality if it's fluid and variable. Unless you're talking about sexuality as in how people identify.. that's different than raw sexuality which is blurry, right?
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    Jul 12, 2013 6:23 AM GMT
    shortbutsweet said

    If it were a random distribution, you would expect a bell curve with bisexuals making up the bulk of the population. That doesn't seem likely, though, does it?


    Not necessarily. Due to a number of possible psychosocial reasons, the distribution could quite easily be platykurtic and positively skewed away from exclusive homosexuality.
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    Jul 12, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    it ain't that fluid. based on psychological studies, men who identify as "bi" are on their way to gay, while women are 50/50.
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    Jul 12, 2013 6:28 AM GMT
    onejock saidit ain't that fluid. based on psychological studies, men who identify as "bi" are on their way to gay, while women are 50/50.

    Sources?
  • killercliche

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    Jul 12, 2013 6:29 AM GMT
    shortbutsweet said
    vballboy12 said

    If it were a random distribution, you would expect a bell curve with bisexuals making up the bulk of the population. That doesn't seem likely, though, does it?


    It does seem likely in a society that doesn't carry such stigmas about same sex attraction.
  • Eli_jah

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    Jul 12, 2013 6:31 AM GMT
    I'm 100% gay. I've had absolutely beautiful women court me to no avail. But there were pangs because I was so enamored with them as people.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Jul 12, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    Zelosh saidWe all have varying degrees of attraction towards different people. After all, men and women do have SOME common attributes, so it's possible to at least find those qualities appealing even if it doesn't turn you on.

    Fluid sexuality is different though, the term fluid in this context usually means that it's subject to change spontaneously. Like Genderfluid, someone that one week could I identify as a man then the next week something psychological happens where they then strongly identify as a woman.


    I wouldn't say that "something psychological happens", more like (or perhaps concurrently) different environmental and other external factors encourage/suppress the masculine/feminine aspects of gender identity.