Kinsey reports


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Kinsey reports

pioneer explorations of sexual behavior based on interviews with 100,000 men and women. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
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My favorite concerns Alfred Kinsey, author of the massive mid-twentieth-century Kinsey Reports on sexual behavior--and world expert on the gall wasp.
Allyn describes the Kinsey Reports as a freedom for public knowledge (Allyn 1996).
Before Stonewall, the topics include dancer Isadora Duncan daring people to regard nudity in new ways; Henry Gerber founding the first same-sex advocacy group in the United States; the Kinsey Reports challenging puritanical mores; and the civil rights movement bringing to light all kinds of social and gender injustices.
Bram starts by examining gay male writers and their works from the late 1940s, when the first Kinsey Reports as well as books by Vidal and Capote gave the public the opportunity to discuss homosexuality.
When I first read the Kinsey Reports on sexual behavior, I was blown away," remembers Tiger Woods.
Whatever the defects of his research suggested by later studies and by biographers who have questioned his objectivity, in many respects Kinsey succeeded in this aim, as Miriam Reumann has shown in her fine book American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports (2005).
Rather than exploring the Kinsey Reports as the title implies, Reumann uses the Kinsey Reports as a starting point to assess debates about sexuality in the post-war world.
American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports.
The revolutionary Kinsey Reports as they became known, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and based on thousands of interviews, claimed, among other things, that nearly 70 percent of males had sex with prostitutes, 30-45 percent of husbands had extramarital affairs, and shockingly, from 10 to 37 percent of men had engaged in homosexual acts.
Kinsey became a household name in 1950s America for two huge studies, known as the Kinsey Reports, delving into all manner of wild and wacky sexual practices.
Wardell Pomeroy, a co-author of the Kinsey Reports, called it "[u]nquestionably the best book I have ever read on the subject of homosexuality.
The next year, the ALI Model Penal Code, built entirely on the bogus assumptions contained in the Kinsey reports, was unveiled and submitted as a model to state legislatures.