Happy birthday, Kinsey Report!

 

Sixty years ago tomorrow, Dr. Alfred Kinsey and his research team published the results of thousands of interviews with men about their sexual histories in the ground-breaking book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male which popularly became known as "the Kinsey Report". Listen to this great NPR report about Dr. Kinsey’s work in Answering Dr. Kinsey, which airs today Friday January 4 at 1:00pm EST. Here is the NPR release:

Incidentally, January 5 is also my birthday.

Learn more about the research and collections of The Kinsey Institute on their web site.

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Answering Dr. Kinsey

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first Kinsey Report on Human Sexual Behavior. The identity of many of the participants who divulged the details of their sex lives to Kinsey remains secret. However, one woman decided to shed her anonymity.

Dr. Alice Ginott-Cohn was interviewed by Dr. Kinsey when she was 19 years old. He was seeking female volunteers in her psychology class at Indiana University. Alice says she found Kinsey very attractive and comforting, so she volunteered to be interviewed. Dick Gordon talks to Alice about the famous study and how participating in it has influenced her own life and work.

HOW TO LISTEN….
Live Stream:  www.wunc.org  (Fri) 1:00 p.m. only!
Online Archive: After 4:00 p.m. (ET) http://thestory.org/archive/
Podcast: http://thestoryonline.org/archive/podcast.xml
Your local radio station? http://thestory.org/Stations XM Satellite Radio: Wednesday-Saturday Channel 133 at 2:00 a.m. (ET)

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

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.