Before there was Alfred Kinsey, there was Clelia Mosher, a Stanford professor who interviewed women about their sex lives beginning in the late 1800s. Her interview data weren’t published in 1980 when they were discovered by a scholar who was surprised at this early look at female sexuality. This made news again recently (maybe a month ago?) though it came to my attention this week when I was working on a paper and cited her work.
About Dr. Debby Herbenick
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.
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