Is This Sexuality Scale Still Relevant In 2019?
While the Kinsey scale was groundbreaking at its time, we know a lot more about
sexuality and gender in 2019 than we did in 1948. “The Kinsey scale did make significant waves in the way we’ve come to conceptualize sexuality as a spectrum, at least in the sense that one’s sexuality is not finite,” sexuality educator
Jamie J. LeClaire tells Refinery29. “However, that spectrum is still just a one-dimensional line. And it’s one that reinforces bi+-negativity,
bi-erasure, and really offers no space for the
diversity of gender. For many reasons, the concept of attraction having to fall somewhere on the line of strictly heterosexual, and strictly homosexual, is deeply flawed.”