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Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
This site includes the history of the Kinsey Institute -- which Kinsey founded in 1947 as the Institute for Sex Research -- along with information about its library, public outreach, research, and educational programs.

St. Louis Walk of Fame: Masters & Johnson
A citation for famous St. Louis sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson includes a brief account of their work.

Wikipedia: Sexual Revolution
The Wikipedia -- an encyclopedia collaboratively created by its users -- provides a lengthy and informative, if somewhat scattered, history of the sexual revolution, placing Kinsey's work in context.

Supreme Court Opinions
Use the citation numbers below to call up the full text of Supreme Court decisions since 1893, including:

  • Memoirs v. Massachusetts, 383 U.S. 413 (1966) -- Overturned state obscenity laws.
  • Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) -- Legalized abortion.
  • Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986) -- Upheld state sodomy laws.
  • Lawrence et al v. Texas (2003) -- Overturned state sodomy laws.

Fox Searchlight: Kinsey
Visit the Web site of the 2004 Hollywood feature film, Kinsey.

American Experience: The Pill
Explore the history and science of the medical intervention that has affected women's health, sexual practices, and reproduction worldwide since 1960.

American Experience: Miss America
Learn about the pageant that became a barometer for the changing status of women in America over the course of the twentieth century.

American Experience: Tupperware!
Take a light-hearted look at a mid-twentieth century business phenomenon that impacted American women at the same time as Kinsey's revolutionary reports.

Web Sites | Books and Articles

American Law Institute. Model Penal Code. Philadelphia: American Law Institute, 1955 and 1962.

Boyle, T. C. The Inner Circle. New York: Viking, 2004.

Christenson, Cornelia V. Kinsey: A Biography. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1971.

Duberman, Martin. Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey New York: Westview Press, 1991.

Ericksen, Julia A. with Sally A. Steffen. Kiss and Tell: Surveying Sex in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Gagnon, John, and William Simon. Sexual Deviance. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan. Sex: The Measure of All Things: A Life of Alfred C. Kinsey. London: Chatto & Windus, 1998.

Hite, Shere. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Survey on Female Sexuality. New York: Macmillan, 1976.

Jones, James H. Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life. New York: Norton, 1997.

Kinsey, Alfred C. An Introduction to Biology. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1926.

----. The Gall Wasp Genus Cynips: A Study in the Origin of Species. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1930.

----. The Origin of Higher Categories in Cynips. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1936.

----, et al. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1948.

----, et al. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1953.

Laumann, Edward O., et al. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Laumann, Edward O., and Robert T. Michael, eds. Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Policies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Masters, William H., and Virginia E. Johnson. Human Sexual Response. Boston: Little, Brown, 1966.

----. Human Sexual Inadequacy. Boston: Little, Brown, 1970.

Pomeroy, Wardell B. Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

Robinson, Paul. The Modernization of Sex: Havelock Ellis, Alfred Kinsey, William Masters and Virginia Johnson New York: Harper Row, 1976.

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