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Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Kinsey was an entomologist and zoologist at the Indiana University who in 1947 founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University, now called the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.

In doing so, Kinsey single-handedly created the academic field of sexology. His Kinsey Reports led to a storm of controversy, and were regarded by many as a trigger for the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Kinsey biographer James Jones claims that Kinsey was bisexual, masochistic and a group sex afficionado. Kinsey had many homosexual lovers, some of whom were his graduate students. Kinsey's wife also had sex with other men, but the couple remained married for 35 years, in a relationship that remained sexual until Kinsey became ill near the end of his life. According to Jones, Kinsey also encouraged group sex among staff members.

External links

  • Kinsey Institute website (http://www.indiana.edu/~kinsey)
  • [1] (http://www.indiana.edu/~kinsey/publications/jones) List of reviews on James H. Jones' biography assembled by the Kinsey Institute.
  • Martin Duberman, "Kinsey's Urethra". The Nation, November 3, 1997, pp. 40-43. Online Version (http://www.indiana.edu/~kinsey/publications/duberman).

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