Studies show that human sexuality is not clearly divided into two categories – homosexuality and heterosexuality. It’s a spectrum, ranging from homosexuality, heterosexuality and through bisexuality. As humans, our sexuality can shift with time and age.
“The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects.”
– Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948)
Homosexuality and bisexuality are not mental illnesses. A person’s sense of sexual orientation is influenced by environmental, biological and sociological factors. It does not change who you are, stops you from expressing affection and filial piety in any ways, or make you any lesser. You’re OK.
The scale you see above is the Kinsey Scale. It was developed by Drs. Alfred Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy, and Clyde Martin. First published in Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), the scale accounted for research findings that showed people did not fit into exclusive heterosexual or homosexual categories.
Rating | Description 0 | Exclusively heterosexual 1 | Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual 2 | Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual 3 | Equally heterosexual and homosexual 4 | Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual 5 | Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual 6 | Exclusively homosexual X | No socio-sexual contacts or reactions
If you’re confused or need a pair of listening ears, come talk to us. PCY provides peer-based counselling for anyone who has questions about sexuality, sexual health and HIV testing. The counselling aims to improve your well being through lived experiences so you can have a better understanding of yourself.
Drop us an e-mail at PCY@gayhealth.sg and our coordinators will get in touch with you.
Taking Charge of Your Sexual Health
Regular testing puts you in control of your HIV and STI status allowing you to protect your health and the health of your sex partners. However, we understand that taking an HIV test can be a very stressful event, and that’s why we are here for you.
We wants to make the experience as simple, safe, and appropriate for the community. Being sure is SEXY.
If you find out you have HIV, you can then take steps to benefit your health, including talking to your doctor about treatment. There are plenty of services available to assist you with a new HIV diagnosis, including many provided by gayhealth.sg.
As a young GBQ man, you qualify for a FREE HIV test at Pink Carpet.
Drop by our clinic on Saturdays to redeem it.
Pink Carpet is a Gay and Bi men friendly sexual health service operating within the AfA Anonymous Test Site (ATS).
gayhealth.sg’s & AFA's information are intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.