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  Alfred Kinsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alfred Kinsey was born on June 23, 1894, in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Alfred Seguine Kinsey and Sarah Ann Charles.
Kinsey is generally regarded as the father of sexology, the systematic, scientific study of human sexuality.
In 1935, Kinsey delivered a lecture to a faculty discussion group at Indiana University, his first public discussion of the topic, wherein he attacked the "widespread ignorance of sexual structure and physiology" and promoted his view that "delayed marriage" (that is, delayed sexual experience) was psychologically harmful.
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 Alfred Kinsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kinsey's ability early on to spend immense amounts of time deeply focused on study was a trait that would serve him well in college and during his professional career.
Kinsey was later to claim that his high school biology teacher, Natalie Roeth, was the most important influence on his decision to become a scientist.
Kinsey maintained that people do not clearly fall into the categories of exclusive heterosexuality or exclusive homosexuality, but that most can be placed somewhere between, in a continuum of sexual orientations with homo- and heterosexuality at the extremes and bisexuality at the midpoint.
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 Alfred C. Kinsey
Kinsey coordinated the course and presented lectures on the biological dimensions of sex and marriage.
Kinsey published Sexual Behavior In The Human Male in 1948, which came to be known as the "Kinsey Report." The report immediately created controversy for its revelations of the sexuality of white American males.
Kinsey's research refuted the widely held notion that heterosexuality and homosexuality are exclusive forms of behavior.
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 glbtq >> social sciences >> Kinsey, Alfred C.
Kinsey found that as many as a third of his heterosexual case histories also showed some evidence of homosexual experience--and that within those histories the extent of homosexual and heterosexual experience varied considerably over time and the individual's life cycle.
Kinsey was so struck by the extraordinary extent of individual variation in sexual behavior that he argued that any attempt to establish uniform standards of sexual behavior was both impracticable and unjust.
Kinsey found that on his scale at least 10 percent of men were either exclusively (number 6) or predominantly homosexual (number 5) for at least three years between the ages of sixteen and fifty-five.
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 Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology: Kinsey , Alfred Charles (1894-1956)
Alfred Charles Kinsey was a well-known entomologist, specializing in the study of gall wasps, when his increasing interest in human sexuality led him in a entirely new scientific direction.
Kinsey's landmark studies, which emphasized both the variety of human sexual activities and the prevalence of practices that were condemned by society, led to a new openness in attitudes toward sex.
Born in 1894, in Hoboken, New Jersey, Kinsey was the son of a domineering father, Alfred Seguine Kinsey, and a devoutly religious mother, Sarah Anne (Charles) Kinsey.
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 The Alfred C. Kinsey Maps Project
Kinsey’s faith in copious collection was founded on the belief that biological variation was primal and irreducible in the existence of any species, though this belief segmented the wasp genus Cynips to the point that it ignored interbreeding as a uniting component in previous definitions of wasp species.
In the primary agenda, Kinsey is portrayed as a man permanently scarred by his relationship with his father, a domineering Methodist, and as a man bent on revenge to undermine that religion using its familiar evangelical means.
Kinsey’s sex life within marriage is portrayed as unsatisfactory, and the implication is that this dissatisfaction stemmed from Dr. Kinsey’s interest in same-sex intercourse and masochism.
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 glbtq >> social sciences >> Kinsey, Alfred C.
Kinsey was the lead author of two path breaking volumes on human sexuality: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953).
Alfred Kinsey was born on June 23, 1894 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Kinsey started his college education at the Stevens Institute of Technology, where his father was a professor, but after two years, he transferred to Bowdoin College in Maine.
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 Kinsey Movie Review - Kinsey Movie Trailer - The Boston Globe
Kinsey's two scientific bestsellers, ''Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" (1948) and ''Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" (1953), have been blamed for a lot: the sexual revolution, Roe v.
Kinsey becomes a god to his cadre of young interviewers (Peter Sarsgaard, Chris O'Donnell, and Timothy Hutton) even as he's sleeping with some of them, but it's they, not he, who fully understand the risks.
Alfred Kinsey unhooked sex from morality and guilt because someone had to if we were ever to understand why we do the things we do.
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 Alfred C. Kinsley --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Zoologist Alfred Kinsey was one of the most noted students and interpreters of human sexual behavior in the 20th century.
Alfred Charles Kinsey was born in Hoboken, N.J., on June 23, 1894.
Kinsey, Alfred C. Zoologist Alfred Kinsey was one of the most noted students and interpreters of human sexual behavior in the 20th century.
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 Kinsey: All in the Name of Science - Christianity.ca
Kinsey developed a set of 350 questions with which he extracted intimate information from his pupils, and which he later used as research tools when, in 1947, he established the Institute for Sex Research (now called the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction).
Kinsey skeptic, psychologist Abraham Maslow points out that many people, especially those with strong religious faith, in the late 1940s and early 1950s were unwilling to talk openly about their most intimate lives and that those who did, often exaggerated.
Kinsey's family was deeply religious, a strict Methodist family, and, even though Kinsey himself never mentioned the fact, the movie portrays his father as an abusive, narrow-minded patriarch whose religious zealotry drove Kinsey to rebellion.
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 The Kinsey Institute - History - Kinsey Bio [About the Institute]
Alfred Charles Kinsey was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, June 23, 1894.
Then in 1938, Kinsey took over coordination of the new marriage course at Indiana University, and soon after began gathering case histories of sexual behavior.
Kinsey and his staff collected over 18,000 interviews, and published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948 and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female in 1953.
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 The Kinsey Institute - [Publications]
A decade into their marriage, Alfred and Clara were "eagerly" exploring various coital positions newly recommended by a friend; and they maintained a sexual relationship until Kinsey became ill near the end of his life.
Kinsey, it seems, found that tugging on his testicles provided pleasurable/painful sensations; later in life, the stimulus had to be increased to maintain the desired effect, and he took to tugging on them with a length of rope.
Kinsey also discovered that the urethra was, for him, an erogenous zone, and over time he teased and plied it with various instruments, culminating in the use of a toothbrush.
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 Alfred Kinsey biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Alfred Charles Kinsey (June 23, 1894 - August 25, 1956) was an entomologist and zoologist at the Indiana University at Bloomington who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University at Bloomington, now called the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.
While academic investigation into sex stimulated by Kinsey has resulted in an explosion of knowledge about topics previously considered taboo, there are continuing claims that the Kinsey reports have statistical and methodological errors.
Kinsey's detractors often make such claims and state that because of these errors, his data is too unreliable to be quoted; despite this, his data is still widely cited.
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 Family.org — Focus Over Fifty — Kinsey: The Man (and the Agenda) Behind the Movie - Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kinsey biographer James H. Jones wrote that Kinsey was plagued by “inner demons.” Even as a child, Kinsey’s masturbation compulsion spiraled down into masochism: He found sexual satisfaction in pain.
Kinsey’s “science” was based on thousands of surveys, more than most researchers of his time bothered to gather.
A chart in Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Male reveals that children as young as five months were masturbated by pedophiles in order to measure the time it took them to reach “orgasm.” Without benefit of any previous science, Kinsey believed children were sexual from birth.
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 Alfred Kinsey - obituary
Kinsey's illness had interrupted his busy schedule of travels to collect material for new sex- research projects--on men in prison, on Europeans and on animals.
Kinsey became famous as the author of the first mass scientific survey of human sexual behavior.
Alfred Charles Kinsey was born on June 23, 1894, in Hoboken, N. J., a son of Alfred S. Kinsey, an engineering instructor at Stevens Institute of Technology.
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 Alfred C. Kinsey : A Public/Private Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kinsey was a great pioneer -- not perfect -- but a true giant in opening up to the doors to our sexuality.
However, Jones presents Kinsey as a pervert and charlatan, failing to understand the moral and scientific rationales for Kinsey's approach to sex research and thus totally misrepresents both the man and his achievement.
Kinsey was one of the great pioneers of the 20th century.
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 National Review: Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life. - book reviews
To the end of his life, Gregg believed Kinsey to be a man of absolute rectitude whose sole purpose in life was to expand the horizons of scientific knowledge.
Kinsey blamed his sexual peculiarities on his religious upbringing his father was an old-school Methodist and once he obtained his doctorate in science from Harvard in 1919, he burned ever after with the hard, gem-like flame of a convert to atheism zealously determined to reform society along rational lines.
In 1938, Kinsey began teaching a course in sex education at Indiana University, in the process collecting from his students the first of the 18,000 sex histories that ultimately formed the backbone of the two Kinsey Reports.
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 summary:  Alfred Kinsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As Kinsey prepared for the class, he was shocked by the dearth of scientific literature about sex and the misinformation spread by doctors and ministers.
Kinsey, an ardent atheist, considered most of what he read about sex prudish because it was based on traditional "Judaeo-Christian" ethics he considered repressive.
Kinsey was no communist, and when the Reece committee threatened to investigate him and the Institute, he dismissed their charges, but the agency that funded his work was frightened into canceling his grant.
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 Kinsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kinsey was the son of a hell-fire-and-brimstone Methodist minister (John Lithgow) who condemned even the invention of the zipper for "providing easy access to moral oblivion." Condescending and disapproving, Rev. Kinsey offered his son only disdain and contempt for his work.
Sex, of course, not only for the Kinseys but for all America, was a taboo subject at that time, loaded with superstition, tainted by ignorance and fear, never discussed--even within the intimacy of the family.
Gods and Monsters) puts Kinsey in the form of the traditional biopic, a mostly chronological presentation that utilizes rather old fashioned film techniques; it's reminiscent of mid-20th century film biographies--the period in which Kinsey burst into the consciousness of the nation and the world.
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 WorldNetDaily: Film star to portray 'sex reformer' Kinsey
Kinsey concluded, for example, that 69 percent of white males had had at least one experience with a prostitute.
Kinsey biographer James H. Jones, former adviser to the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, has admitted that Kinsey, the father of three children, was not the conventional academic and family man the university presented, but was sexually compromised.
Kinsey produced pornography in his attic – filming his wife, male staff and their wives as performers – and sexually harassed his male students.
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 CWA - The Truth about Alfred Kinsey
Kinsey's work has been instrumental in advancing acceptance of pornography, homosexuality, abortion, and condom-based sex education, and his disciples even today are promoting a view of children as "sexual beings." Their ultimate goal: to normalize pedophilia, or "adult-child sex."
Kinsey's studies have had an enormous impact on the law and the culture, despite later evidence that the research was fatally flawed and even involved cover-ups of child rape.
Kinsey was a silent partner in the molestation of hundreds of children.
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 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | What can Kinsey tell us about sex today?
Kinsey concluded that the insistence on a vaginal orgasm was a reflection "upon their [men's] conceit as to the importance of the male genitalia" - or, in other words, an expression of male dominance.
After Kinsey there was indeed further research into sexuality, most importantly from the sexologists Masters and Johnson who made the discovery that, at a purely physiological level, the sensations both men and women experienced when they reached orgasm through masturbation were felt more acutely than when they had orgasms as a result of making love.
Kinsey's work was undoubtedly of revolutionary importance but maybe it's time to put the orgasm debate into perspective.
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 Kinsey and the Homosexual Revolution
Kinsey's percentage was seized upon by Harry Hay, the father of the homosexual "civil rights" movement, when Hay formed the Mattachine Society, urging that homosexuality be seen no longer as an act of sodomy but as a 10% minority class.
Alfred Kinsey's research on child orgasm is described in Chapter 5 of his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948).[7] Some of the observations are summarized in Tables 30-34 of the book.
No matter what Kinsey's own sexual proclivities and biases, after WWII Kinsey began to move in concert with a cadre of revisionist educators, lawyers and other professionals who determined with their sponsors to forever alter the American way of life through its educational system (the future) and the legal system (the standard of judgment).
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 Kinsey (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Plot Outline: A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey (Neeson), a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
Kinsey's studies proved some things, and let a lot of homosexuality and other deviances from the norm at the time out into the open.
This problem is carried throughout the movie, and Lithgow is seen as such a monster that we feel no sympathy for his character in a later scene showing his inner weakness and tragic past, the scene feels thrown in and very foreign to the rest of the movie.
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 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Alfred C. Kinsey collected his data by means of questionnaires.
Alfred C. Kinsey lost the financial support of the Rockefeller Foundation, because he was unable to complete his studies on time.
Alfred C. Kinsey's sex research enjoyed ample government funding once he lost the support of the Rockefeller Foundation.
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 Family.org Hot Topics: The Truth About Kinsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The real Alfred Kinsey was not an objective scientist, and certainly not an emotionally well man. The information below is designed to help you learn the truth about Kinsey, his fraud and his crimes, and what you can do combat his influence in your community.
This biopic about sex researcher Alfred Kinsey is rank propaganda — instead of the sex-obsessed scoundrel that he was, Kinsey is portrayed as a persecuted hero.
Kinsey’s producer wants the audience to believe that Kinsey was a heroic revolutionary who wanted to gain a broader understanding of human sexuality.
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 Sex the Measure of All Things: A Life of Alfred C. Kinsey
This book is so professionally researched, well documented and written with flowing, easy to follow prose, that it almost over-shadows the subject matter which is, of course, the fascinating life and work of Alfred C. Kinsey, and culminating with his most absorbing research work of all: the sexual habits of primarily, the American public.
From Kinsey's early life, growing up in the confines of a narrow Methodist family, to his marriage and tenure at Indiana University, to his studies of the gall wasp and his studies of the sexual behavior of males and females that changed forever the way we look at sex-- it's all here.
Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy's Kinsey: Sex: The Measure of All Things (2000) is a balanced, insightful, and fairly thorough biography of the controversial Indiana biologist who pioneered the study of human sexuality in the United States during the Forties and Fifties.
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 Conservative Christians Protest Movie on Kinsey (washingtonpost.com)
Conservative Christian groups across the country are protesting a film about the life of sex researcher Alfred C. Kinsey, calling it a Hollywood whitewash of the man they hold largely responsible for the sexual revolution and a panoply of related ills, from high divorce rates to AIDS and child abuse.
Kinsey was a "massive criminal" who cooked his statistical data and based many of his purported findings on interviews with convicted sex offenders, Reisman said in an interview.
Jennifer Bass, a spokeswoman for the institute that Kinsey founded at Indiana University, said it is true that he interviewed prisoners and prostitutes.
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