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Kinsey reports

The first large-scale studies of human sexual behaviour. The reports, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy and Clyde E. Martin, and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953) by the same authors and Paul H. Gebhard, had a profound effect on public and private attitudes to sex and helped to overcome repressive taboos about open discussion on the subject.
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According to Moran, "The so-called Kinsey Reports on male and female sexual behavior that appeared in 1948 and 1955 ...
Reumann demonstrates that the Kinsey Reports re-shaped American sexual consciousness by bringing new terms and ideas into the public debate.
As many commentators have argued, the passion that Americans exhibited for the Kinsey Reports despite the dense statistics and rather terse prose demonstrates the enormous and unmet appetitive for sexual information.
The Kinsey reports revealed that regardless of professed moral codes, American men and women had sex outside of marriage and engaged in homosexual behavior.
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.
The Kinsey Reports (1948 and 1953) astonished the nation with their finding that 1 in 10 Americans was homosexual.
45TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF SEX Gender and Sexual Science: What We have Learned in the 50 Years Since the Kinsey Reports November 6-9, San Antonio, Texas Program Chairs: Dr.
From the Kinsey reports onward, this constant tension between permissiveness and restraint, between old cultural authorities and new ones, led to a growing moral bewilderment.
More damaging to his immediate project, Klawitter does not adequately historicize his major conceptual categories: he refers anachronistically to "homosexual" people in the Renaissance, and he uses the 1948 and 1953 Kinsey reports to explain seventeenth-century sexual response.
I skimmed the Kinsey reports and considered monastic life.
To Americans in 1948, this was a bombshell, and the "Kinsey Reports" were loudly denounced by right-wing politicians and Christian clergymen, as well as Freudian psychiatrists.