Support for a Fluid-Continuum Model of Sexual Orientation: A Large-Scale Internet Study

  title={Support for a Fluid-Continuum Model of Sexual Orientation: A Large-Scale Internet Study},
  author={R. Epstein and P. Mckinney and S. Fox and C. Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={1356 - 1381}
  • R. Epstein, P. Mckinney, +1 author C. García
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • In a study with 17,785 subjects obtained over the Internet from the United States and 47 other countries, Kinsey's hypothesis that sexual orientation lies on a continuum was supported. Self-identifications of subjects as gay, straight, bisexual, and other corresponded to broad, skewed distributions, suggesting that such terms are misleading for many people. Sexual orientation range—roughly, how much flexibility someone has in expressing sexual orientation—was also measured. The results support… CONTINUE READING
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