Exactly! Plus it’s erasive of non-binary genders and relies on your sexuality being fixed and compartmentalised to the point that if you don’t fit neatly into any category you can “fail the kinsey scale” lol.
Actually, I have a slight correction for both you.
Ellie and I visited the Kinsey Institute last month and talked with one of the librarians there about Kinsey, his legacy, and the work they do. She says it annoys everyone at the Institute immensely to see people and organizations apply the Kinsey scale to identities. When Kinsey did his research and created the scale, it was never meant to be used for that. It’s meant to be a scale to describe your past sexual behavior, not your identity. Essentially it was a tool for researchers to quantify what types of experiences are common or rare so they can track trends. It has nothing to do with identity labels. She flat out told us that it is wrong to assume that one’s Kinsey scale score has anything to do with how they identify. I did not know that. (And we really have to finish writing up our post about our visit there).
Though you’re totally right, it it still excludes non-binary people.
Wow, that actually makes a lot of sense.