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Is Alfred Kinsey's research to be taken seriously?  Although he was a professor of entomology (insects), he founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947 (now known as the Kinsey Institute) based on his findings in the Kinsey Reports.

The Kinsey Reports are two books on human sexual behavior: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953).  

Pages 160 - 161 of his book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Kinsey describes 196 children under age 13 who screamed, wept "hysterically," fought the "partner" (their adult rapist) but all of whom really "enjoyed the experience." (SOURCE: pages 160-161.  Table 34 from the same book reveals children ages 5 months to 14 years were experimented on (SOURCE: table 34.)  Some of Kinsey's data was derived from sexual experiments performed on children by Dr. von Balluseck, a Nazi collaborator in Germany.  (SOURCE: Nazi Pedophile, Sanity and Social Justice)  These experiments were performed to ‘prove' that children enjoyed sex and the real harm of adult-child sex stemmed from "hysterical" parents.

Kinsey also was deceitful in reporting on adult sexual practices.  He surveyed 1,400 male sex offenders, 200 sexual psychopaths and hundreds of radical male homosexuals and reported their sexual inclination as common and normal.  In order to find "normal" American married women, Kinsey redefined "married" to include any woman who said she lived more than a year with a man, to disprove women's claims of valuing their chastity and disavowing adultery.  (SOURCE: http://www.againstsexualabuse.org/docs/ImplicationsOfKinseyReports.asp)

The initiative of Alfred Kinsey to perform these studies was to justify his own bizarre and harmful behavior:  self-circumcision with a razor blade, penile penetration with a toothbrush, videotaped orgies with wife, co-workers and friends (http://www.glapn.org/sodomylaws/world/united_kingdom/uknews083.htm). 

Alfred Kinsey is the father of the sexual revolution and is taken seriously by many, including fellow Cafemomers (source: http://www.cafemom.com/answers/891524/The_Kinsey_scale, http://www.cafemom.com/answers/899705/Am_I_bisexual_if?cat_id=&order=votes&next=11 (pg 2), http://www.cafemom.com/group/266/forums/read/14357140/Gay_people_do_not_choose_to_be_gay_they_just_are?next=11#replies (pg 2 & 3), http://thestir.cafemom.com/love_sex/100772/sex_ed_historic_home_porn, http://thestir.cafemom.com/love_sex/122261/why_women_dont_think_about).  (I could site more, but you can search the word "Kinsey" in the Search Cafemom box, or Google "Kinsey" to see what I mean.) 

But honestly, even if one has never heard the name Kinsey before, one who believes it's normal for teenagers to experiment with sex, or normal to have more than one sexual partner, or that those with same-sex attraction need to be "true" to themselves by engaging in same-sex activity is a believer and follower of Kinsey.  Our current American culture is saturated in Kinsey's unhealthy hypotheses.

My question is, do you judge his work as real science?  Or misleading and abusive?

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flatlanderjenn

Asked by flatlanderjenn at 9:19 PM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Relationships

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  • I think there was a very good movie made about his life and research recently. It showed how he was drawn down into the dark side. But just because some of his research was flawed, doesn't mean it all was. That is the danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I personally believe it is normal for teenagers to experiment, even if it means masturbation or kissing their pillow or playing games that have sexual overtones like post office. I also believe that some people are attracted to those of the same sex and that they shouldn't be punished for that. As the 4th wife of my DH, it would be ridiculous for me to believe that people should only have one sex partner. He is my second husband, so I have had at least two partners. What Kinsey did for sexuality was a good thing. It brought us out of a very repressive, condemning time into a more modern age.
    lilangilyn

    Answer by lilangilyn at 11:06 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I don't even know where to start with you, quite frankly. You sound like a right wing Christian woman who would judge anyone who has premarital, homosexual, or any form of sex that isn't missionary. Dr. Kinsey's research wasn't without flaws, however, he showed America and the world that being gay isn't a choice, that people generally have SOME curiosities about homosexual sex, that it's a primal urge, that women are allowed to enjoy sex, and many other profound ideas that have THANKFULLY been accepted in society. Like any topic or research, you can find counter arguments if you look. That doesn't discredit what he's done for society and allowing people some peace of mind to know they are not alone in their thinking, habits or lifestyle.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:14 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • i saw a movie about him and his work - can't remember the name - i don't remember all that craziness! i would have to look into all this myself (fact checking...) before forming more of an opinion.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 12:27 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Well, Dr.Kellogg was a bit of a whackadoo as well, but his nutritional philosophy was sound science.
    Fistandantalus

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 8:37 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  •  just because some of his research was flawed, doesn't mean it all was. That is the danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater


    Yes, I don't want to make the mistake of throwing the baby out w/ the bathwater.  It's good to keep the good and disregard the evil.  In regards to his research on adult sexuality, of his ‘random' sample of American men, roughly 86% are now documented as abnormal compared to male conduct in the 40s and 50s.  The vast majority of the ‘random, normal' women he interviewed were prostitutes.  (SOURCE: http://www.againstsexualabuse.org/docs/ImplicationsOfKinseyReports.asp)  What part of his research, do U think, was not flawed?

    flatlanderjenn

    Comment by flatlanderjenn (original poster) at 8:27 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • I personally believe it is normal for teenagers to experiment


    When U say ‘normal’ do you mean ‘common’ or ‘normal?’ I ask because it is possible for something to be common, such as the majority of a population being ill, but being ill is not normal.

    flatlanderjenn

    Comment by flatlanderjenn (original poster) at 8:28 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • it would be ridiculous for me to believe that people should only have one sex partner.


    No more ridiculous than someone who's never learned to manage their finances to believe it wise for people to take budgeting classes and save for the future.  In regards to multiple sex partners, if religion is taken out of it, there is the issue of one's personal health (STDs), emotional turmoil (betrayal of someone you trusted - condoms don't protect the heart) and the welfare of the society (premarital sex leads to a cycle of poverty; SOURCE: http://worldpeacealliance.com/index_htm_files/presex.pdf ... www.cdc.gov/nchs/ppt/nchs2010/29_Suellentrop.pptx). (...cont)

    flatlanderjenn

    Comment by flatlanderjenn (original poster) at 8:29 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • (cont...) Once we realize our mistakes, we can learn from them, and help guide others to do better than ourselves.
    flatlanderjenn

    Comment by flatlanderjenn (original poster) at 8:29 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • It brought us out of a very repressive, condemning time into a more modern age.


    How do you define "repressive" and "condemning?"  And in what way was the pre-Kinsey era "repressive" and "condemning?" Today, the nuclear family is nearly extinct, and we live in a narcissistic and individualistic society.  A man and woman cohabitate until they find another person to gratify their sexual desires; any children produced while together become hostages in their personal wars.  We currently live in a repressive and condemning world.

    flatlanderjenn

    Comment by flatlanderjenn (original poster) at 8:30 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • You sound like a right wing Christian woman who would judge anyone who has premarital, homosexual, or any form of sex that isn't missionary.


    You've made an interesting judgment of me...only a fraction of it is true.  =)

    flatlanderjenn

    Comment by flatlanderjenn (original poster) at 8:31 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

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