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sexual orientation

sexual orientation

Sexual orientation is romantic or sexual attraction to persons of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or to both sexes or more than one gender. There are many identities that fit into this category such as bisexual, pansexual or polysexual.  Sexuality, like gender, is a spectrum and can fluctuate throughout a person’s life. One common measurement of sexual orientation is the Kinsey Scale. There is not an official test, but many exist on the internet. Here is one.

Here is the rating scale:

Rating | Description
0 | Exclusively heterosexual
1 | Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual
2 | Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual
3 | Equally heterosexual and homosexual
4 | Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual
5 | Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual
6 | Exclusively homosexual
X | No socio-sexual contacts or reaction

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