What Kinsey’s 75 Years of Sex Research Says About Us

From a Wall Street Journal story by Elizabeth Bernstein headlined “What Kinsey’s 75 Years of Sex Research Says About Us”:

“How old were you the first time you had sexual intercourse?” “In warm weather, how often do you sleep nude?” “Do you have sexual dreams?

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University has been studying human sexuality and asking questions such as these for 75 years.

Alfred Kinsey, the famed sexologist, founded the organization in 1947. He’d started studying human sexuality years earlier, when the university asked him to teach a course on marriage and family. To prepare, he looked for scientific research on human sexual behavior. Finding little, he conducted his own, and in the process changed the way we think about our sex lives.