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Kinsey reports are two highly influential volumes on the Sexual Behavior of the Human Male and Female by researcher Alfred C. Kinsey. The Kinsey reports stirred a storm of criticism as the results about the frequency of sexual activity such as premarital sex and masturbation were seen as alarming. The Kinsey reports was the first scientific enumeration of homosexual activity and suggested that this sexual preference was common and must be regarded as normal.

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Inc
The Institute was founded in 1947 by zoology professor Alfred Charles Kinsey as a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with Indiana University. As the instructor for a new marriage course on the Indiana University campus, Kinsey had begun to collect sexual histories.

The Institute was founded as a means to guarantee absolute confidentiality to individuals interviewed. Originally named the Institute for Sex Research, the name was changed to the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Dr. Kinsey's death. In 1982, the name was amended to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction to reflect its broadened research mission.

Psychiatric Implications of the Kinsey Report - LAWRENCE S. KUBIE M.D.
Kinsey reports present us with incontrovertible statistics concerning the incidence of manifest infantile sexuality and of manifest adult polymorphous sexual tendencies. The Kinsey reports are a major contribution to our understanding of human development and of human culture. Psychiatry and psychology will always be in their debt for this. It would add immensely to the value of all of the observations made by Kinsey report if we could know more about the physiologic and psychologic setting of the various forms of sexual behavior whose incidence they have determined.

A Sociologist Looks at the "Kinsey Report" -
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, Clyde E. Martin 
Herbert Blumer, Ecology, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct., 1948), pp. 522-524.

Kinsey's reports there seems to be a tendency to study human sexuality from a biological point of view and to neglect the psychological with which sexuality is intimately involved. Kinsey's reports do not sufficiently differentiate between sexual behavior in animals and humans which appear to be similar but which are really very different. Experience with patients strongly suggests that his statistics on women may include gross distortion. From a clinical psychiatric standpoint his concept of perversions is oversimplified.

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male - Kinsey, Alfred C., Pomeroy, Wardell R., Martin, Clyde E. - American Journal of Public Health - The article focuses on sexual behavior in the human male. Considerable portion of the male population, has at least some homosexual experience between adolescence and old age. Social customs tradition and the Anglo-American law are sometimes very severe in penalizing one who is discovered to have had homosexual relations.

Astrology and the Kinsey Report on Female Sexual Behavior
Dane Rudhyar's 1954 Article, Astrology and the Kinsey Report. The nation-wide publicity given to the Kinsey Report on women's sexual behavior is in itself a remarkable indication of the change which has taken place in the American mind. It is significant Dr. Kinsey and his assistants could gather this type of intimate information from some 6000 women.
Scorpio is usually considered to be related to sexual activity and to all passions connected with sex. But actually we must differentiate clearly between two aspects of sex. Sex as a strictly biological and procreative function of the human animal is expressed in the zodiacal sign, Taurus which is the sign of fertility. The sign, Scorpio refers to what I might call "personalized" sex. And it is with this latter that Freudian theories and the Kinsey Report deal primarily.

Kinsey: High Priest of Perversion - Human Events - Reisman, Judith
Focuses on the influence of sexologist Alfred Kinsey on the revival of sexual perversion in the society.