Your sexuality is not a box you can check.

 

Your sexual orientation is not permanent.

 

There is no label that you need to put on yourself.

 

In fact, your sexuality is a fluid, moving thing that Kinsey* states fluctuates on a scale.

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*Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology, and sexologist (studied sexuality). In 1947, he founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, which is now known as the Kinsey Institute. You can learn more about him by clicking here.

CURIOUS WHERE YOU SCORE?

Last year, BuzzFeed put out a Kinsey scale quiz, and while it is not clinically accurate by any means, it gives you a good idea of where you fall! You can take the free quiz by clicking here.

WHAT THIS CAN DO FOR YOUR LOVE LIFE

Ideally, you have open lines of communication with your partner(s), and this is something that you have talked about already, or feel excited about talking about it! Most likely, like the majority of couples – this discussion hasn’t happened at all. By having a conversation about where you feel you fall on the Kinsey Scale could open up deeper emotional and physical intimacy. Not sure how to start this conversation? Grab our WWC Communication Scripts — they will help provide you with some tools for communication, including your love life!

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

For many this concept is strange. We feel better when we can label someone, or put them in a box.

Oh, you like girls, so you’re a lesbian.

Or, oh, you enjoy both on occasion, you must be bi-sexual.

None of these assumptions are necessary or true.

Instead of labeling everyone, why can’t sexuality be a fluid thing? - @thewrightrachel Click To Tweet

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FYI, The Kinsey Scale does not address all possible sexual identities. If you have any more questions about this, please write!