Harry Benjamin Sexual Orientation Scale

Sex and Gender Disorientation and Indecision

(Persons Born Genetic Males, substitute genders for persons born Genetic Females) 

List Of Types :

Normal sexual orientation and identification, heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual. The ideas of "dressing" or "sex change" are foreign and unpleasant. Includes the vast majority of all people. 

TYPE I - Tranvestite (Pseudo)


TYPE II - Transvestite (Fetishistic)


TYPE III - Transvestite - True


TYPE IV - Transsexual - Non-Surgigal


TYPE V - True Transsexual - Moderate Intensity


TYPE VI - True Transsexual - High Intensity

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Original version: Harry Benjamin 1966, Julian press
Modified version: Anne Curr 1995, Basic Books

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