Beiter Sexuality Preference Indicator


Last week I shared my results from a BDSM test, as well as thoughts on how accurate I felt those results were.

This week is the Beiter Sexuality Preference Indicator. It’s a 90 question test and gives results in four areas. Here is how I scored:

Partner orientation Submissive: You indicated that you are most comfortable with being the submissive partner, which typically means you are waiting for your partner to initiate sexual activity with you to confirm their desire for you.

Arousal method Touch: You indicated that you are usually aroused through being touched by your partner.

Pleasure Emotional: You indicated that you more often experience your sexual pleasure through your emotional feelings.

Sexual encounters Adventuresome: You indicated that you feel most comfortable in your sexual encounters where there are experiences of variety and creativity.

Sensitive, sensual and kind. Enjoys the present moment and prefers not to rush pleasure, achieving orgasm within their own time frame. Loyal and committed to their sexual partner. Not likely to introduce new ideas but is receptive to them and adopts a willingness to try anything at least once.

My responses to those assessments:

Partner orientation: Submissive. This is obviously accurate.

Arousal method: Touch. The other option must have been verbal, as some questions concerned arousal based on discussing/thinking desires and fantasies versus being touched by a person’s partner. This is interesting, as fantasy and words are very important to me and I would think my result would be verbal. It would be useful to have percentages to know how close it was between Touch/Verbal.

Pleasure: Emotional. Based on questions, physical must have been the other possible result. It’s interesting that my result for this was emotional rather than physical but the previous result was physical rather than non-physical. I can’t enjoy purely physical experiences so this one makes sense.

Sexual encounters: Adventuresome. At first this sounded incorrect, as I think of myself as boring sexually, but the more I consider it the more accurate it sounds. I’d want to play the same sorts of scenes more than once, but with variations, which could count as adventuresome.

The first part of the summation sounds about right. I’m not sure I’d say I’d try anything at least once, but I’m open-minded I think. I’d introduce new ideas, though. I mean, come on.

The test itself could be frustrating, as at a certain point the test-taker is asked to choose between two words. Now, if you give me the words ‘enema’ and ‘croissant’ I’m choosing croissant every time.

But if you give me ‘dominant’ and ‘submissive’. Well, I love me a dominant. That’s the word I’m going to choose even though I’m submissive. (The instructions were to choose whichever word appealed to you, not which one described you.) There were quite a few times where both (or neither) word appealed but you couldn’t choose both, nor could you leave an answer blank.

Also when filling in demographic information, there was no option for asexual. There was ‘other’ but for something that’s supposed to be a scientific study and in the year 2015, asexuals really should be on the list with gay, lesbian, bi and straight people.

It would have been useful to have percentages of how people generally scored and what the possible results were. Still, it did give me some things to think about.

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