(Closed) The Kinsey Test told me I was weird!

posted 4 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nup, not just you…. I was an F, and I answered them all.

I think it is broken!

Post # 4
7999 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I got an F as well. Did a few other tests online though, and came out as either a 1 or a 2 on them (usually a 1).

Post # 5
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was a solid 0.  But I, knew that already, and it’s amusing because people have asked me if I’m gay because I don’t carry a purse/I use a wallet in my back pocket, am pretty tomboyish, do guy “stuff” for hobbies, etc all my life (I’m 37). 

I spent more time wondering what would cause the “F”… and then the fact that they used “F”.  I get they used F because their test failed or you’re weird… but I thought a “F/W” or even “W” would be better… or better yet “U” for unknown/undetermined.  Because who wants to take a sexuality quiz and get a “F”?!


Post # 6
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Here’s food for thought from the Kinsey Institute’s website (linked below):

How do I take the Kinsey test?

There is no ‘test.’ The scale is purely a method of self-evaluation based on your individual experience, and the rating you choose may change over time.

The scale ranges from 0, for those who would identify themselves as exclusively heterosexual with no experience with or desire for sexual activity with their same sex, to 6, for those who would identify themselves as exclusively homosexual with no experience with or desire for sexual activity with those of the opposite sex, and 1-5 for those who would identify themselves with varying levels of desire or sexual activity with either sex.


Edit: I should have said originally that I found it interesting that their scale doesn’t account for people who are asexual (not interested in anyone sexually) or pansexual (interested in anyone, even trans, or whatever else is out there).  Summaries in parentheses are my words, I’m sure there are much better definitions out there so please feel free to expand on or correct me!




Post # 8
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@FutureMrsHallam:  I know the random online tests have them :).  I meant on the actual Kinsey scale neither are.  There really isn’t a “test” as far as the Kinsey Institue is concerned, it’s just a scale you identify yourself on (see my quote above from their website or visit the link).  Sorry if I wasn’t clear.

I also hate that if a guy isn’t a man’s man some people will assume he’s gay too!  Actually there’s just too much assumption and judgement over all… but I think for most people it really isn’t trying to be harmful (even then I think it’s usually due to insecurity in themselves) but from ignorance.

Post # 10
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@FutureMrsHallam:  I just tried to take a diff quiz and it almost tricked me! It tried to get me to sign up for OK cupid without telling me that’s what putting my info in there was for! WTH? lol

Post # 11
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

HAA I never knew this scale exsisting and I’m glad you posted op so I could get my giggles. DRUM ROLL ppl I am a 2 Predominantly heterosexual,but more than incidentally homosexual LOL.

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