Alfred Kinsey

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  • Influence Of Sexual Behavior In The Human Male By Alfred Kinsey

    Alfred Kinsey was a professor of zoology at Indiana University in the late 1940s and during his career he began to take on an interest in the sexuality of living organisms, specifically in human sexuality. He published a book titled Sexual Behavior in the Human Male which became a huge success but his research methods, especially given the time period, were viewed as questionable and sometimes even unethical. The movie Kinsey tells the story of how he became interested in human sexuality and the beginning of his research in the subject. What was defined as normal sexual behavior in the 1940s usually very modest behavior and was sometimes very taboo to talk about openly. From his observation, most sexual education was given in the form of pseudoscience, misinformation or even pure myth. Teachers typically discouraged any form of masturbation, pre-marital sex or any other sexual activity that wasn’t for purely procreation. Kinsey, being a biologist, viewed sexuality as part of nature and that proper education on the subject was critical to dismissing the taboo of sexuality. Kinsey sought to catalog the sexuality of humans by conducting questionnaires, polls and interviews with hundreds of different people in an attempt to discover certain trends and…

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  • Alfred Kinsey On Human Sexuality

    about human sexuality and how much it has progressed through the years one person is due for the thanking. Alfred Kinsey was pioneer in the research of human sexuality and how the world understands it. Sex in the United States has become a sore and uncomfortable subject in our society and in the 1900s it was worse. Today we have a better construction of feminism, genders, orientations, sexual intelligence, etc. all do to the fact that Kinsey stepped out of the social norm to prove a message to…

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  • Sigmund Freud's Myth Of The Vaginal Orgasm

    criminalization law and its goal is to decrease the stigma around selling sexual services and rather increase stigmatization around buying it in order to gradually abolish demand for sex; and to also provide them with support groups so they can safely quit in hopes to reduce human trafficking and child prostitution. This has not been always successful or beneficial as it makes it harder to sex workers to find clients because the client is the one who gets stigmatized not the worker. According to…

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  • Erlen Gulley And Rose Analysis

    Thomas King 's Medicine River perpetuates the cultural history of homosexual erasure through its depiction of its characters solely in heterosexual relationships. This results in a narrative that constantly depicts men and women as invariably in search of a partner of the opposite sex in order to fulfil a culturally defined model of love and happiness. Sexuality is almost exclusively portrayed in a manner that suggests its purpose is solely to fulfil the requirements of the nuclear family.…

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  • Human Sexual Response

    The contemplation of my childhood sex-education brought back many conflicting recollections. I was born in 1966, the year Masters and Johnson wrote their book “called Human Sexual Response, which summarized their research on individuals who readily experienced orgasms during sexual activity” (Matlin, 2012, p. 288). This book was almost as revolutionary as the two volume manuscript called the Kinsey Reports, written by Alfred Kinsey in 1948 and 1953, which attempted to explain the sexual behavior…

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  • Bisexuality In The 21st Century

    sexual and emotional feelings for people of different genders, although this may occur at different points of their lives. The history of contemporary bisexuality can be traced back to the middle of the 19th century. This is due to the fact that until recently, the history of research into the area of bisexuality has been nearly non-existent. The purpose of this essay is to examine the development of bisexuality from its point of origination up till the present day, in order to define the term.…

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  • Essay On The Counterculture Movement

    cultures. On the other hand, an argument can be made that it led to the eradication of American traditional values and the formation of the new Right Party. Counterculture is characterized as any culture whose values and lifestyles are opposed to those of the established mainstream culture. One of the most significant characteristics of the counterculture movement of the 1960s was the sexual revolution. It was a shift in sexual attitudes and sexual politics. The sexual revolution broke…

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  • Out Of The Darkness: Film Analysis

    business. As she became better known, the devil inside her grew as well. Eventually, she got out of the pornographic business after developing an STD. As time passed on, a man fell in love for her, and not her body, leading to a marriage. At first she didn’t believe it to be true, thus, she wasn’t happy in the marriage until one day after being dragged to church with her husband, she had that flick of the switch moment. From that point on, she moved on from the “cult"/porn industry and found…

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  • Sexual Identity Sociology

    However others take the position that biological influences may also play a significant role. The social constructionist perspective on human sexual identities hold that sexual identities are entirely socially created (Cherlin, p182). The kinsey report is a 1948 book by Alfred Kinsey detailing the results of thousands of interviews with men about their sexual behaviors. His findings on homosexuality shocked the country because half of all men in his sample admitted to having erotic feeling…

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  • The Parker Shotgun Analysis

    Private investigator Kinsey Millhone, an unmarried, licensed, bonded, white woman of age thirty-two from Santa Teresa, California, investigates the homicide of Lisa Osterling’s husband, Rudd Osterling, who was previously a cocaine dealer. She also explores the disappearance of the Parker shotgun, a rare and beautifully crafted shotgun that is no longer produced anymore because the company went out of business. Lisa believes that the police wrote off the murder as a failed attempt at Rudd’s drug…

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