Shades of Gay: Is There a Real Difference Between a Kinsey 5 and a Kinsey 6?

People tend to think about sexual orientation in terms of a small number of
distinct categories—most commonly, straight, bisexual, and gay. Those who
subscribe to this view expect that everyone will fit neatly into one of
these three boxes. However, others argue that sexual orientation is far
more complex and is best viewed along a continuum or spectrum. The idea of
a sexual orientation spectrum can be traced back to Alfred Kinsey, whose
Kinsey Scale allowed for seven degrees of heterosexuality and

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