sexual orientation

Love & Sex

An update to the old Kinsey scale of sexual identification, the Purple-Red Scale of Attraction factors in more than simply whether you like men or women (because there are a hell of a lot of possibilities in between). READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Remember back in 2007, when a woman married the Eiffel Tower? She’s in a relationship with a German tower crane now. There was a documentary that followed her during her commitment ceremony to the good ol’ Tour Eiffel, and that documentary ruined her relationship with the monument. The staff of the Tower refused to associate… READ MORE »


News

A lesbian in Indianapolis, Indiana, said she has been banned by her partner’s homophobic mother from visiting her partner at St. Francis Hospital. The mother is technically the next-of-kin for Jennifer Clemmer, who was hospitalized from a prescription drug overdose. But her girlfriend, Sarah Bray, with whom she lives and raises a child, is… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

According to a new bummer of a study, 15 percent of people don’t believe bisexuality is a “real” orientation. In other words, they think people who identify as bisexual are lying.

The study, presented earlier this month at a meeting of the American Public Health Association, also found that the overall opinion of… READ MORE »


News

Yesterday, the Senate voted to take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill to ban employers from discriminating against LGBTQ workers or job applicants based on their sexual orientation or gender identity (i.e. being transgender).

This is the first time ever that ENDA, which has struggled in Congress for almost 20 years, includes… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Most of you have probably heard of the Kinsey Scale — a measure from zero (100 percent hetero) to six (100 percent gay) that determines a person’s perceived sexual orientation. A recent review of research on the matter, done by Ritch Savin-Williams at Cornell University, focused attention on the 1’s — those they are labeling… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

A new study done at the University of Washington found that peoples’ gaydars are right more than 50 percent of the time — or even slightly higher than that when it comes to guessing womens’ sexual orientations. Participants were shown these (creepy) mask faces both right side up and upside down and were given a… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Thank you, Genderbread Person for explaining the difference between gender identity, gender expression, sex and sexual orientation. Each of us are unique Genderbread Persons, with our own blends and delicate balances of gender and sexuality that make us individually delicious. That came out sounding much creepier than I’d intended … See a larger image here. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Belinda’s OkCupid account opens with this message: “If you are looking for casual sex, please move on … If you are looking for formal sex, please move on as well. Actually, if you’re looking for sex in general, I’ll probably disappoint you.”

If you are acquainted with the orientation known as asexuality, Belinda’s… READ MORE »