|Most famous sexologist
Alfred Charles Kinsey bestrides the sexological world like a giant. His two reports on the sexual behaviour of the human male (low libido male) and female respectively (1948 and 1953) have no equals before or since in their scope, thoroughness or the richness of their data. Kinsey has been criticised in his methods (so have Marx, Darwin, and Freud); but where is the sexologist in the modern world who does not owe a debt to Kinsey? All serious sexological social surveys, all compilers of statistical and other information in this field, all specialist writers on one aspect of sex or another sooner or later have to acknowledge the pioneering work of Kinsey at the institute he founded at Indiana University . There can be no doubt that the headline-making work of Masters and Johnson is well grounded in the firm empirical approach established by Kinsey.
Alfred Charles Kinsey
First female sexologist
The most famous sexologist in the world is Alfred Charles Kinsey. Nobody described in such good manner the sexual behavior of the human male and female like this man. He has two main reports regarding this subject. (1948 and 1953). And after the creation of these masterpieces every scientist began to criticize him. But all scientific people in the world starting with all sexological researchers and all authors of the articles concerning sex or another similar information sooner or later have to acknowledge the great Kinsey’s discovery . Sometimes there is no doubt that one or another work is based on his reports.
At the Oneida Community sex was a free-for-all but men practiced 'male continence'.
A number of the early female writers on sexual matters were mainly concerned with a specific measure, e.g. Margaret Sanger wrote on birth control. It can be argued that such a preoccupation, though praiseworthy, is not strictly sexological in nature. The first woman sexologist in the true sense was Katherine Davis who performed a detailed questionnaire study of 2,200 women in the New York area which was published in 1929 ("Factors in the Sex Life of Twenty-two Hundred Women") The questionnaire was originally mailed to 20,000 women, only a tenth choosing to reply. The survey was said to be confined to "normal" women of good standing in the community, most of whom were graduates.
The ages of the women, many of them teachers, ranged between 25 and 55. The treatment of the data has been represented by Kinsey as "simple but statistical". (A much smaller study, perhaps justifying the adjective sexological, was carried out by Anita Newcomb McGee from 1888 to 1891; interviews were taken and data compiled with respect to the famous Oneida Community in New York.)
At the Oneida Community there were a lot of female writers on sexual matters who took part in some discussion of male continence. Some their early works were concerned with specific measure, for example, birth control.
The first female sexologist who made a real questionnaire of 2.200 women in New York was Katherine Davis. All the questions were sent to 20 thousand women but only the tenth of them was chosen to reply. They were “normal” women, most of them were graduates. Also, the main part of these persons was teachers, whose age was between 25 and 55. Kinsey called such data as “simple but statistical”.
Of course, there were also other surveys, interviews similar to the above mentioned. But all the data was compiled with great respect to the famous Community.
First effective scientific observation of human coitus
Detail the vast bulk of people are reticent about having their sexual activity observed by others. That such an attitude is not innate is shown by various cross-cultural studies. Any effective scientific project, involving direct observation of human coitus, has to begin by overcoming the reticence in people about having sexual intercourse in public. In a number of small scale projects this was accomplished but it was not until the work of William Masters and Virginia Johnson that the taboo was effectively combatted for hundreds of men and women.
Observation of human sexual activity
Many people call their sexual activity a secret and they don’t imagine somebody observing this process. But some cross-cultural studies demonstrate that such attitude is not inborn. First of all, if people take part in such scientific project they should get rid of reticence to be observed in public. It is known that in some small scale projects a lot of people made impossible: they effectively got over this difficulty.