The Klein Sexual Orientation Grid attempts to further measure sexual orientation by expanding upon the earlier Kinsey scale which categorizes sexual history from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual). As a person travels on the scale, they are determined to be "Predominantly heterosexual, more than incidentally homosexual" at interval 2, "Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual" at interval 5 and anywhere in between. At the centre, Interval 3 is "Equally Heterosexual and Homosexual".
|Past (entire life up until a year ago)||Present (last 12 months)||Ideal (what would you like?)|
|A - Sexual Attraction: To whom are you sexually attracted?|
|B - Sexual Behaviour: With whom have you actually had sex?|
|C - Sexual Fantasies: About whom are your sexual fantasies|
|D - Emotional preference: Who do you feel more drawn to or close to emotionally?|
|E - Social preference: Which gender do you socialize with?|
|F - Lifestyle preference: In which community do you like to spend your time? In which do you feel most comfortable?|
|G - Self-identification: How do you label or identify yourself?|
Each of the 21 boxes should contain a value from 1 to 7, categorizing the individual's answers to the questions. For variables A to E these range from 1=Other sex only to 7=Same sex only. For variables F and G these range from 1=Heterosexual only to 7=Gay/Lesbian only.
Unlike the Kinsey Scale, the Klein grid investigates sexual orientation in three time periods and with respect to seven factors.
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