The Kinsey Scale, is a spectrum of sexualities, that help people in the LGBTQ community better define their sexual orientation, rather than having to be forced to live in the black and white areas of heterosexual and homosexual.

The scale ranges from zero to x, here is what each one means and in a minute we will discuss why having this scale is so important.

Zero:

This means that you are completely straight and have never done anything sexually with someone of the same sex, not even when you were drunk or young and confused about what you wanted.

One:

This means that you are in a shaded area of being bisexual, it is stating to other people in the community that you have been with someone of the same sex, but you are typically over ninety percent of the time to be found with someone of the opposite sex.

Two:

This number on the scale is created to say that you are roughly around seventy five percent likely to be with someone of the opposite sex, but being with someone of the same sex is something that you do often.

Three:

Here we have the option in the middle, this marker, informs other people that you look at sexual platforms for both people of the same sex and opposite in the same value, meaning that your chance of being with one or the other is fifty-fifty.

Four:

This means that you are seventy-five percent likely to be found with someone of the same sex and do not often go towards other of the opposite gender, but it can happen from time to time.

Five:

Here you would be informing other people that you are mostly into people who are of the same gender as you and ninety percent of the time this is where you like to keep your relationships and sexual desires, you are rarely with someone of the opposite sex.

Six:

This number on the scale is stating that you are one hundred percent into the people who are of the same gender as you and you have no want or need of any kind to be with someone who is of the opposite sex.

X:

When someone uses this as a way to translate their sexual interests, it means that they have no sexual attraction towards anyone, whether they are male or female.

These different rankings on the chart are something that help other people understand what it is like to have attraction towards other people, if you find that your attraction towards one gender over the other is something that changes often, this is not something that you should feel bad about, in fact, that is why the chart was created and sexual desires and attraction change dramatically throughout people’s lives, it is not something that someone should ever be shamed for or pushed into being with someone they do not want to because someone else is making them feel bad for their feelings and no one should ever do the same thing to you.

Editors Note: If you are interested in learning more, the Kinsey Institute provides a more in-depth look at the Kinsey Scale.