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How Gay are you?

OK, so that's a bit tongue-in-cheek but it is now generally accepted that sexuality is not binary but a spectrum ranging from fully heterosexual (Straight) to fully homosexual (gay). Most people will have heard of Alfred Kinsey and his Kinsey Scale. It ranges from 0 to 6 and rated those interviewed based on their desire or experience of sexual activity.

Kinsey Scale

You can read more about this at

More recently, Prof. Ritch Savin-Williams of Cornell University devised a nine point scale. He also, interestingly, differentiated between 'romantic' attraction and sexual attraction. The 'male bonding' typical perhaps of sports teams, especially contact sports, might be seen as examples of romantic attraction.

His scale of sexual attraction is perhaps more detailed:

Nine point sexuality scale

So where are you? In the end of course, it is up to each individual how they define and express their own sexuality.