Gender & Sexual Orientation

Kinsey Confidential has compiled all of our most frequently asked questions and general information about gender and sexual orientation on our Gender and Sexual Orientation Resource Pages.

Recent Posts in the Sexual Orientation Category:

  • Q&A: How Do I Know If I’m A Lesbian?

    Some basic information about sexual orientation and why being attracted to or fantasizing about the same sex doesn't mean you're gay or bisexual.

  • Same Sex Marriage News from Iowa

    After suffering recent set backs, specifically in California, LGBT advocates have some successes to show for their efforts.

  • How Is The Kinsey Scale Used In Regard To Sexual Orientation?

    The Kinsey Scale got a mention on a recent Oprah episode about sexual fluidity. Read more here about the scale and how it relates to sexual orientation.

  • Is There Such A Thing As “Gayface”?

    Samantha ponders a new study about sexual orientation and facial characteristics - is there such a thing as "gayface"?

  • A New (Queer) eHarmony Thanks To Lawsuit

    A new lawsuit opens up online dating site eHarmony.com to individuals looking for same sex partners.

  • The Science Of Gaydar: Finger Length and More…

    We've all heard doubtful ways to determine whether a man is gay and I've normally scoffed at these ideas, but there might actually be research backing it up!

  • Q&A: Same Sex Fantasies And Sexual Orientation

    How do fantasy and sexual orientation relate to each other? Does having same sex fantasies mean that you are gay or bisexual?

  • Coming Out (Or Questioning Oneself) As Gay, Bisexual Or Lesbian

    Many young women and men question their sexual orientation at some point when they are teenagers or college-aged.

  • Portia And Ellen Get Married – Hallmark Has Cards For It!

    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married in Los Angeles, and now, Hallmark has announced that they are carrying same-sex wedding cards.

  • Q&A: Am I Gay? Sexual Orientation Labels And Sexual Attraction

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question about sexual orientation labels from a reader who is attracted to both men and women and wonders if this makes them gay.

  • Protests From Moscow LGBT Community Over Pride Celebration Ban

    The LGBT community of Moscow speaks out in a protest of a recent ban on gay pride events in Russia.

  • The Gray Areas Of Sexuality

    Edge, an outlet of information regarding GLBT issues, has an article about bisexuality that's pretty interesting and feature's Kinsey's scale on sexuality.

  • Q&A: Questioning My Sexual Orientation

    Dr. Debby answers a question from a female reader about her possible attraction to women and how to deal with a current male partner who is hinting at marriage.

  • Asexuality Is Possibly Another Sexual Orientation?

    Is asexuality another sexual orientation? Researchers from the Kinsey Institute explore asexuality in a new article published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.

  • Q&A: Women And Pornography

    Q&A about pornography from a heterosexual female reader who wonders if looking at lesbian pornography is "normal."

  • Q&A: Losing An Erection and Sexual Orientation

    A male reader asks about losing his erection when having sex with his girlfriend and what this might mean for his sexual orientation