Klein Sexual Orientation Grid


Klein Sexual Orientation Grid

The Klein Sexual Orientation Grid attempts to further measure sexual orientation by expanding upon the earlier Kinsey scale which categorizes sexual history from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual). As a person travels on the scale, they are determined to be "Predominantly heterosexual, more than incidentally homosexual" at interval 2, "Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual" at interval 5 and anywhere in between. At the centre, Interval 3 is "Equally Heterosexual and Homosexual".

Grid

Each of the 21 boxes should contain a value from 1 to 7, categorizing the individual's answers to the questions. For variables A to E these range from 1=Other sex only to 7=Same sex only. For variables F and G these range from 1=Heterosexual only to 7=Homosexual only.

Unlike the Kinsey Scale, the Klein grid investigates sexual orientation in three time periods and with respect to seven factors.

ee also

*Affectional orientation
*Bisexuality
*Kinsey scale
*The Bisexual Option

References

* Klein, Fritz, MD. "The Bisexual Option", Second Edition. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, 1993. ISBN 1-56023-033-9, ISBN 1-56023-033-5.

External links

* [http://www.bisexual.org/kleingrid.html The Klein Sexual Orientation Grid, A brief explanation]
* [http://www.biresource.org/pamphlets/scales.html Sexual and Affectional Orientation and Identity Scales by Bobbi Keppel and Alan Hamilton for the Bisexual Resource Center]


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