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Alfred C. Kinsey
(23 Jun 1894 - 25 Aug 1956)

American zoologist and sexologist who was the founder of the Institute for Sex Research, Indiana University.


Science Quotes by Alfred C. Kinsey (8 quotes)

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Among all types of sexual activity, masturbation is ... the one in which the female most frequently reaches orgasm.
— Alfred C. Kinsey
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), 132.
Science quotes on:  |  Female (20)  |  Masturbation (2)  |  Sex (48)

Few males achieve any real freedom in their sexual relations even with their wives. Few males realise how badly inhibited they are on these matters.
— Alfred C. Kinsey
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), 545.
Science quotes on:  |  Inhibition (10)  |  Male (24)  |  Sex (48)  |  Wife (18)

Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual.
— Alfred C. Kinsey
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), 639.
Science quotes on:  |  Heterosexual (2)  |  Homosexual (2)

The heterosexuality or homosexuality of many individuals is not an all-or-none proposition.
— Alfred C. Kinsey
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), 638.
Science quotes on:  |  Heterosexual (2)  |  Homosexual (2)

The male's difficulties in his sexual relations after marriage include a lack of facility, of ease, or of suavity in establishing rapport in a sexual situation.
— Alfred C. Kinsey
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), 545.
Science quotes on:  |  Male (24)  |  Marriage (31)  |  Sex (48)

The range of variation in the female far exceeds the range of variation in the male.
— Alfred C. Kinsey
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), 537-8.
Science quotes on:  |  Female (20)  |  Male (24)  |  Sex (48)  |  Variation (50)

There is a tendency to consider anything in human behavior that is unusual, not well known, or not well understood, as neurotic, psychopathic, immature, perverse, or the expression of some other sort of psychologic disturbance.
— Alfred C. Kinsey
Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953), 195.
Science quotes on:  |  Behavior (49)  |  Disturbance (19)  |  Immature (3)  |  Neurotic (5)  |  Perverse (5)  |  Sex (48)  |  Understanding (317)

We are recorders and reporters of the facts—not judges of the behavior we describe.
— Alfred C. Kinsey
Recalled on his death 25 Aug 56
Science quotes on:  |  Behavior (49)  |  Describe (38)  |  Fact (609)  |  Judge (43)  |  Recorder (3)  |  Reporter (3)


See also:
  • 23 Jun - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Kinsey's birth.
  • Alfred C. Kinsey: A Life, by James H. Jones. - book suggestion.
  • Booklist for Alfred Kinsey.

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