OK, I’m an idiot. I promised waaay too much. I was gonna combine 3 threads surveying doper sexuality and pool the data. Guess what? That’s a HELL of a lot of work. And my employer seems to think I should not do such tasks while at work. And the wife and kids and dog want some attention at home. Cross-checking over 600 poster names, figuring out which gender they are, and updating results is a big PITA!!
So. Here’s what I’ve got so far. Just the results from my study of last month. 168 male doper and 140 female doper replies. Raw data only so far, no analysis or comparison to other populations. But if I put it off until it’s all done, I’ll never get it back to you all. So here’s some raw data to play with so far.
To refresh the memory, here’s the Kinsey scale:
From: Kinsey Scale
0 - exclusively heterosexual
1 - predominantly heterosexual, 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, incidentally heterosexual
6 - exclusively homosexual
It is necessary to consider a variety of activities in assessing an individual’s ranking on the continuum:
· fantasies · dreams · thoughts
· frequency of sexual activities · emotional feelings
Therefore, many “heterosexuals” would fall, in fact, somewhere between 0 and 3 because they occasionally think/dream/fantasize about sexual activities with members of the same gender and/or occasionally act on these feelings.
I had to take a few liberties with the reported Kinsey numbers. Too many fractions were reported, and I couldn’t in good faith round to the nearest whole number. 2.5 doesn’t represent equally hetero and homo, so I rounded it down to 2. At the same time, 0.25 is not exclusively hetero, so up it went to 1. And so on.
Anyway, of the 168 males,
68 (41%) reported 0
55 (33%) reported 1
21 (13%) reported 2
00 (00%) reported 3
02 (01%) reported 4
11 (07%) reported 5
11 (07%) reported 6
Of the 140 females,
24 (17%) reported 0
58 (41%) reported 1
32 (23%) reported 2
09 (06%) reported 3
05 (04%) reported 4
11 (08%) reported 5
01 (01%) reported 6
If anyone’s good with Excel or other spreadsheets and wants to plug these into graph and table forms, feel free. I hope to add the other earlier Kinsey thread data to them eventually and compare them to other populations, but I must be honest and report I don’t know when I’ll get to it.
I’m not going to draw any conclusions yet, other than to note that women seem to be a bit more inclined to report sexual thoughts or actions with other women than men do with men. (Big surprise, eh?) :rolleyes:
Again, sorry for the delay, and I’ll try to throw in some prison stories next time too.