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Alfred Kinsey
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Sex Researcher
    (June 23, 1894-August 25, 1956)
    Professor at Indiana University
    Founder of Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University (1947)
    Interviewed over 18,000 people for their sexual histories for the famed 'Kinsey Reports'
    Published 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948)'
    Published 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)'
    Subject of the film 'Kinsey (2004)'
    Subject of the book 'The Inner Circle' by T.C. Doyle (2004)
    His sex research was considered immoral, inappropriate and dangerous by conservatives.
    He was criticized for promoting unhealthy sexual behaviors.
    Joseph McCarthy thought his research would help communism spread in America.
    He was reportedly a bisexual masochist with odd sexual behaviors.
    His research methods were not scientifically accurate.
    One quarter of his original survey sample were prisoners, which skewed his results.
    He was the first person to do extensive sex research, and his findings are still cited in many studies.
    He underminded the social taboo of discussing sexual behavior to create the field of sexology.
    He was among the first to study women's sexual behavior.
    He helped trigger the Sexual Revolution of the 1960's.
    He graduated Bowdoin College magna cum laude and did graduate work at Harvard.

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