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    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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    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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    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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    In the film Kinsey, directed by Bill Condon, Professor Alfred Kinsey uses science to explore and inform the public on sex during an era when sex was inappropriate to talk about. On the other hand, in the movie Thank You for Smoking, directed by Jason Reitman, lobbyist Nick Naylor defends and advocates the use of cigarettes in the country. Naylor and Kinsey both presents different ways of influencing their own audience. However, Naylor possesses the ability to overcome social media, and shows…

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    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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    Asexual is a word that describes how someone feels. Asexual means that a person has no sexual feelings or association. A asexual person who doesn’t want to have sex or has ever had sex. I have met some asexual people, the told me they were asexual but I never knew what asexuality was. I think being asexual is good because it’s a kind of way of not getting in trouble. In a way where a person can get pregnant, or get STD’s. I think that sometimes people who are asexual were influenced to be…

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    Human Sexual Response

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    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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    Scorpio Rising Analysis

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    fight wounds and praising his bravery of owning his gay identity. The climax of the film ironically parallels the visual puns of fireworks shooting out of the lone sailor’s crotch and Christmas tree being erected inside the Dreamer’s bedroom. The film concludes with a blurred-out tilting shot revealing the Dreamer lying in bed with his “flaming” lover. Fireworks was subject of some controversy and seizure by vice squads when screened (Suâarez 130). But these screenings lead to Anger meeting Dr.…

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    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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    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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