We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I’m a 3 dressed up as a 1.”

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to illustrate where they fall on The Kinsey Scale, because sexuality is wildly confusing and interesting and fun.

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

Note: The Kinsey Scale clearly does not address all possible sexual identities (the “purple-red” scale of attraction is another way to map out the sexual spectrum). It’s also constructed to only reflect two possible genders — so yeah, it’s not perfect.

1. Some people just know exactly where they belong:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“A bi teenage girl with an inclination for males — but still would date a girl ;-)”
— officalfangirl

2. But things can certainly change over time:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

— cindystuntz

3. And maybe there was “that one night”:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“Before grade 10, I was unfortunately extremely self-homophobic. I was fine with queer people on the whole, but horrified that I might be one myself. My best friend kissed me and everything changed. In fact, five years later, my (female) fianceé just asked me to marry her! So, I guess you could say I’m a hard 6.”

— brodijayne

4. Maybe you already know what to expect in the future:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I see a lot of homosexuality in my future.”

— OwnThePoison

5. For others, the scale just might not be expansive enough:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

— Jon-Michael Poff

6. Some proudly represented their asexual and aromantic identities:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I mostly thought I was strictly heterosexual, but just a ‘late bloomer.’ Then I realized I had no real interest in sex, so I identify as aromantic asexual.”

— danielleb35

7. ~ X marks the spot~ :

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“Proud & happy cat-obsessed aro-ace!!”
— marigoldm2

8. And bisexual folks marked their places proudly:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I knew I was bisexual early on, around the age of 14, but I was a lot more attracted to boys for a long time. At 19, I found myself finding more and more women attractive — more so than men. When I got older all I could think about was being with a woman, whilst being with a man at the time. So in short, I move around but I’ll always be bi. Women are too nice.”
— megan9286

9. If only your younger self could see you now:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I come from a conservative, religious, and fairly homophobic family — that really skewed my views on sexuality as I was growing up. My younger self would be pretty surprised at where I am now, but my current self is SO DAMN HAPPY with my life and who I am.”
— Meghan

10. Some people took a moment to point out that this scale is sort of BS:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“From grape to apple on the fruit scale, where are you? See, not so logical now is it?”
— juliaabeille

11. One brave soul even attempted to fix it:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“It needs another dimension.”
— naligirl

12. For others, sexuality is fluid but bro status is forever:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

— nickm4b9978a4d

13. Some people pointed out that romantic and sexual feelings can be totally separate:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“As an ace lesbian, I don’t exactly fall on the Kinsey scale. As unconventional as my identity might be, it shaped my life and experiences and I wouldn’t trade it for any other.”
— mslskinner

14. For others, watching High School Musical changed everything:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

— gabywabybaby

15. And some just said IDK and IDGAF:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“The Kinsey scale is really outdated and inaccurate especially for queer non-binary individuals such as myself.”
— ydsjudasm

16. Sometimes the world sees you as one thing, but you’re really another:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I identify as bisexual and land somewhere between a 4 and a 5. Since I can present as straight, that’s what the world tends to see in me. When I actually tell people I’m bi, they think it’s exactly 50/50 because no one knows about the spectrum! But then there are days I wish I was completely gay, because I think it’d almost be easier.”
— nicolew468e76b8

17. Because appearances can be deceiving:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I’m a 3 dressed up as a 1. In my 20s and I’m still trying to figure it all out!”
— Russo113

18. Or maybe your number sort of depends on who you’re around or where you are:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I have been up and down this scale over and over through my entire life. Some days I’m straight as anything, others I’m gay as balls. I’m 29 and I came out as bisexual last year. I’m quite comfortable with that, but I generally just refer to myself a big queer mess because it covers everything.”
— vanessaa4bc124361

19. The internet is a totally different world:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

— k4f9a4c446

20. One thing’s for sure — it can be confusing.

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“I jumped from one extreme to the other, tried to find my place. It has been a journey, but I’m here! Preferences are okay, whichever way that preference is — it took me a while to accept that and feel comfortable with that. Bisexuality is valid in all its forms, and I love how I identify.”
— p0larpops

21. After all, you’re constantly learning about yourself:

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“In high school I genuinely believed that I was pretty straight, but I found that dating guys wasn’t as interesting to me as it was to my friends. I met a girl who I fell head over heels for, but I was too scared and unsure of my sexuality to tell her how I felt. Then, as I got older and more self confident, I became sure that men don’t interest me as much as women — and yet I’d still happily sleep with one. So here I am, pretty gay, but also a little straight, it may change but who cares I’m happy and that’s what matters.”

— rachaelb45f300384

22. So, where do you fall?

We Asked People To Draw Where They Are On The Kinsey Scale And It Was Pure Art

“In high school, I wanted a husband and kids. Now the very idea of intimacy with a man freaks me out. I love women, and I love women a lot!”

At the end of the day, however you identify, it’s nobody’s choice but your own.

Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

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