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  Kinsey Reports - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kinsey Reports are two controversial books on human sexual behavior, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy and others.
Kinsey was a zoologist at the Indiana University at Bloomington and the founder of the Institute for Sex Research.
Kinsey reported that most American males fell in the 1 to 2 range of the scale and that a large majority appeared to be at least somewhat bisexual (in the 1 to 5 range).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sexual_Behavior_in_the_Human_Male   (1401 words)

 Kinsey Reports: Are They Relevant Today? Male & Female Human Sexual Behavior
Also planned were volumes on: sexual behavior in the human female; sexual factors in marital adjustment; legal aspects of sex behavior; the heterosexual-homosexual balance; sexual adjustment in institutional populations; prostitution; sex education; and other special problems as discovered and identified.
In the Male and Female volumes, statistical calculations and adjustments were made to try to cover the variations between the non-statistical randomness of the sample that they got and the statistical norms of the 1940 census for the Male volume and the 1950 census for the Female volume.
Freedom of scientific inquiry and the free exchange of information in the area of human sexuality are not unrelated to a profound faith in the right of all people to see, to hear, and to read material that may be essential to their growth, happiness and fulfillment as human beings.
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 Kinsey Reports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Kinsey Reports are two controversial books on human sexual behaviour, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey and others.
Women who reported masturbation before marriage had no less sexual satisfaction in their marriages, there was even a slight correlation of greater satisfaction.
It was claimed that he refused to consider volunteer bias as a confounding factor even when he was warned by prominent research psychologists, that he provided incomplete demographic data, and that his statistical methods of analysis were inappropriate.
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 Kinsey Report on male sex behavior, Ch. 21 Homosexual Outlet
In the total male population, single and married, between adolescence and old age, 24 per cent of the total outlet is derived from solitary sources (masturbation and nocturnal emissions), 69.4 per cent is derived from heterosexual sources (petting and coitus), and 6.3 per cent of the total number of orgasms is derived from homosexual contacts.
Until the extent of any type of human behavior is adequately known, it is difficult to assess its significance, either to the individuals who are involved or to society as a whole; and until the extent of the homosexual is known, it is practically impossible to understand its biologic or social origins.
The assumption by a male animal of a female position in a sexual relation, or the assumption by a female of a position which is more typical of the male in a heterosexual relation, is what the students of animal behavior have referred to as homosexuality.
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 The Kinsey Institute - Kinsey Study Data [Research Program]
To describe individual and group variations in human sexual behavior using taxonomic methods (primarily concerned with the measurement of variation in series of individuals that stand as representatives of the species being studied) from biology.
He looked at quantifiable male sexual "outlets" to orgasm: masturbation, nocturnal emissions, heterosexual petting, heterosexual intercourse, homosexual relations, and intercourse with animals of other species; and at what factors might account for variations in sexual behavior, including marital status, age, educational level, occupational class, rural-urban background, religious group, geographic origin, and age at adolescence.
Males: 15-20% of males in their teens and twenties reported that they were capable of repeated orgasm in a limited period of time.
www.indiana.edu /~kinsey/research/ak-data.html   (2001 words)

 Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin
For national estimates on sexual behavior the National Academy of Science's 1986 report on AIDS cited the Kinsey studies and Gagnon and Simon's reanalysis of Kinsey's data.
Kinsey was not concerned with a cultural-religious or psychoanalytic view of sexual "normality." His primary purpose was to describe the individual and group variations in human sexual behavior from an empirical biological and taxonomic perspective.
Kirkendall established himself as a sexuality and family life educator and was the first in the United States to teach college-level courses on human sexuality, at Oregon State University in 1960.
www2.rz.hu-berlin.de /sexology/GESUND/ARCHIV/SEN/CH15.HTM   (4031 words)

 Books, Arts & Manners October 13, 1997
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.
But from the outset of his research, he sought out as many male homosexual interviewees as possible, both because little was then known about homosexuality, and in order to discreetly engage in anonymous sexual relations with men in the large cities to which he traveled in search of data.
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male contains a chapter on ``early sexual growth and activity'' in which the orgasms of children are described in detail.
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 Knitting Circle Kinsey Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1948 he published "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" which claimed that 4% of males identified themselves as exclusively homosexual, and 37% of men had had homosexual activity at least once.
In 1953 he published "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" which claimed that 2% of females identified themselves as exclusively homosexual, and 13% of women had had homosexual activity at least once.
Sexual Preference is based on sophisticated evaluation of data derived from face-to-face interviews with approximately 1,500 individuals" "Contrary to the popular notion that parents are somehow responsible for their children's homosexuality, the authors found that neither parental nor societal influences have much effect on sexual preferences.
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 From the Bermuda Shorts Crisis to Sexual Politics
A. Alfred Kinsey, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948)
Alfred Kinsey: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male(1948); Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953): Sexual Behavior in the Human Male(1948); Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)
Masters and Johnson achieved fame through their clinical observations of human sexual activity and their report that men’s and women’s sexual response was fundamentally the same, that women’s sexual response was located in the clitoris not the vagina.
www.columbia.edu /~rr91/3082_lectures/bermuda_shorts_crisis_t1.htm   (3118 words)

 American Experience | Kinsey | Kinsey in the News | PBS
A psychoanalyst, an anthropologist, a sociologist, a statistician and a lawyer took a detailed look yesterday into the much discussed report on "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male." The speakers were permitted "to throw the book" at the Kinsey report at the opening session of a three-day conference sponsored by the American Social Hygiene Association...
First is the Report's assumption that the prevailing sexual license reflects the inadequacy of sex standards set up by the churches.
Sexual drives are analyzed as if they were merely biological impulses...
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 Amazon.fr : Livres en anglais: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That the reported sexual practices of American men differed from moral expectations was (in Kinsey's interpretation) evidence of the power of sexuality and not a mark of moral decay.
The sexuality of the human male was characterized by novelty in practices, variety in partners, a quick and urgent response to sexual stimuli, and a search for orgasm as the primary source of sexual pleasure.
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, based on approximately 6000 interviews, is a retreat, at least in part, from all of these assumptions.
www.amazon.fr /exec/obidos/ASIN/0253334128   (1562 words)

 American Sexual Character
As they debated what behaviors were normal or average, abnormal or deviant, Cold War Americans also celebrated and scrutinized the state of their nation, relating apparent changes in sexuality to shifts in its political structure, economy, and people.
Focusing on the mutual construction of postwar ideas about national identity and sexual life, this wide-ranging, shrewd, and lively analysis explores the many uses to which these sex surveys were put at a time of extreme anxiety about sexual behavior and its effects on the nation.
She considers how apparent shifts in sexual behavior shaped the nation's workplaces, homes, and families, and how these might be linked to racial and class differences.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/9591.html   (324 words)

 Adult Christianity TM | Alfred Kinsey, and Judith Reisman, Debunking the Infamous Table 34
When I first read it I found it impossible to believe and so I purchased a copy of Sexual Behavior In The Human Male, by Kinsey, Pomeroy, and Martin to either verify or contradict her sensationalistic claims.
Sexual Behavior In The Human Male is a big book and I was a bit intimidated, but Kinsey turns out to be very readable, with an enthusiasm that carries the reader easily from chapter to chapter.
I urge anyone interested in the public debate on Kinsey to secure a copy of Sexual Behavior In The Human Male (it is available free in most public libraries and inexpensively at used bookstores), read it, and draw your own conclusions.
www.jesus21.com /content/sex/index.php?s=table_34   (1945 words)

 Movie Spoiler for the film - KINSEY
Kinsey's dad is not too pleased with the idea of his son doing a sex survey, but a heartwarming and truthful session between father and son reveals that his father had a genital defect which infallingly led to his prudish approach to sex in his later years.
Kinsey then produces a book "Sexual Behavior of the adult Male", which is a big hit and he becomes popular.
What he fails to realise, however, is how the project (that is all what it means to him) has taken such a toll and has severe backlashes upon him and his family, as well as those of his interviewers and their families.
www.themoviespoiler.com /Spoilers/kinsey.html   (1108 words)

 MRB: Sexual behavior in the human male   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kinsey and his staff made the interesting discovery (about 50 years ago) that the most common sexual orientation for the human male was actually one of the bisexual orientations.
Many modern studies, most notably the Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and the Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) by Alfred Kinsey have found that the majority of humans have had...
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 Insight on the News: America's appetite for forbidden fruit - influence of the Kinsey reports on sexual ethics - Cover ...
When Alfred C. Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male went on sale in January 1948, in no time at all it became the biggest best-seller since Margaret Mitchell's hyper-romantic Civil War blockbuster Gone With the Wind, which had appeared 11 years earlier.
When Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Female appeared in 1953, the world's reaction was more subdued, the new book's data already rendered tame by the revelations of its companion volume.
There may be something to this: Kinsey took many of his sexual histories in prisons and from the inhabitants of gay undergrounds in large cities such as Chicago.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_n46_v13/ai_20083162   (1360 words)

 Kinsey Crimes and Consequences: A revealing look at the frightening research that shaped today's sex education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The movement of fraudulent view of human sexuality was based upon laboratory and survey ''research'' derived via illegal activity under the direction of, and perhaps conducted by, Kinsey, the father of the sexual revolution.
As a media star, Kinsey's sexual statistics and scientific authority began to mechanize human sexual expression, detracting from and eventually supplanting, as Kinsey said, the sanctity given to it by the Common Law, ''religious and moral'' authority and absolutes.
Kinsey concluded all human sexual expressions were normal and equal in value, and that line of thinking led him to the conclusion that no sex conduct was abnormal.
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 Sponsored Archives: The Kinsey Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We have never found any individual who was a composite of all the averages on all of the aspects of sexual response and overt activities which we have analyzed in the present volume.
A large number of Americans made certain statements about their sexual experiences and attitudes-and these statements are of far-reaching scientific importance.
This book makes an enormous contribution of fact not only to our knowledge of sexual behavior and sexual biology but also to our information on the social organization and cultural patterns of certain large sectors of our population.
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 The Kinsey Institute - Sexuality Information Links - FAQ - Kinsey Sexuality Rating Scale [Related Resources]
Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual.
Discusses sexual orientation and the current usefulness of the Kinsey Scale.
Sexual orientation as a continuous variable: A comparison between the sexes.
www.indiana.edu /~kinsey/resources/ak-hhscale.html   (440 words)

 American Experience | Kinsey | People & Events | PBS
Alfred Kinsey finally started writing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in the summer of 1945, almost seven years after taking his first sexual histories from students in the marriage course he taught at Indiana University.
Among other statistics, Kinsey reported that more than 90% of American males masturbated, 85% had had premarital intercourse, 70% had patronized a prostitute at least once in their lives, almost 60% had had oral sex, and 30% to 45% had had extramarital intercourse.
But most shocking was the revelation that some 37% of American males had had at least one homosexual encounter in their lives.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/kinsey/peopleevents/e_male.html   (527 words)

Writer/director Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) explores the life of the pioneer of human sexuality research, Alfred Kinsey (Liam Neeson), whose landmark studies on sexual behavior rocked a nation.
Kinsey and his team of researchers criss-crossed the country collecting data on the sexual activities of what he liked to call “the human animal.” Then they shared that information in a ground-breaking study, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, which was first published in 1948.The world would never be the same.
Kinsey would ease in with innocuous questions—age, religion, education, and occupation—before moving on to early sexual experiences—masturbation, dreams, etc. As subjects began to relax, he would shift to one of the most revealing aspects of a person’s sexuality—erotic arousal.
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 washingtonpost.com: 'Kinsey': Portrait of A Sexual Revolutionary
It's an alert, lively movie with a crackling performance by Liam Neeson as Alfred Kinsey -- the sexual behavior scientist whose "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" and "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" ignited a firestorm of controversy in the postwar years.
Even today, Kinsey's findings attract heated excoriation from conservative groups who see a direct connection between the researcher's findings and a number of perceived social outrages, including government-funded sexual education, encouragement of masturbation, and premarital sexual experimentation, free-and-easy condom dispensation and society's increasing acceptance of homosexuality.
In a world where masturbation and homosexuality are considered the road straight to damnation, where some believe oral sex can lead to pregnancy and where even "normal" sexual relations between husband and wife are fraught with doubt, inexperience and lack of creativity, Kinsey finds his true calling.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A60031-2004Nov18?language=printer   (753 words)

 Kinsey (2004)
He met and married Clara MacMillan (Laura Linney), a woman even more free-spirited than he, and when their sex life required medical intervention, Kinsey became more interested in human sexual behavior than the sex lives of insects.
Five years later, he published a companion volume, "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female," which was not nearly as well received.
One of Kinsey's best-known concepts was the sexuality scale, on which 0 is completely heterosexual and 6 is completely homosexual.
www.reel.com /movie.asp?MID=139390&Tab=reviews&buy=open&CID=13   (913 words)

Kinsey was interested in behaviors, not so much in identities--which would have been more in the realm of the psychologists.
In fact, what makes Kinsey's work so interesting--one aspect among many--is that he concludes that actual sexual behavior in many people is askew from their identity.
Behaviors are quantifiable where identities are not--except perhaps for the multiples.
www.calamusbooks.com /newsletters/v2_3   (2077 words)

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