Sexual Orientation: Categories or Continuum? Commentary on Bailey et al. (2016)

  title={Sexual Orientation: Categories or Continuum? Commentary on Bailey et al. (2016)},
  author={Ritch C. Savin-Williams},
  journal={Psychological Science in the Public Interest},
  pages={37 - 44}
  • R. Savin-Williams
  • Published 1 September 2016
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science in the Public Interest
Bailey et al. (2016) have provided an excellent, state-of-the-art overview that is a major contribution to our understanding of sexual orientation. However, whereas Bailey and his coauthors have examined the physiological, behavioral, and self-report data of sexual orientation and see categories, I see a sexual and romantic continuum. After noting several objections concerning the limitations of the review and methodological shortcomings characteristic of sexual-orientation research in general… 

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