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History of the Scientific Study of Human Sexuality. From 342 Human Sexuality September 4, 2007. History of the Scientific Study of Human Sexuality. 1859: Darwin writes The Origin of the Species 1905: Freud writes Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex

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History of the scientific study of human sexuality

History of the Scientific Study of Human Sexuality

From 342 Human Sexuality

September 4, 2007


History of the scientific study of human sexuality1

History of the Scientific Study of Human Sexuality

1859: Darwin writes The Origin of the Species

1905: Freud writes Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex

1906: Havelock Ellis writes Studies in the Psychology of Sex

1948: Kinsey publishes Sexual Behavior

in the Human Male

1953: Kinsey publishes Sexual Behavior

in the Human Female

1960: The FDAapproves the

birth-control pill.

According to the Kinsey Report

Every average man you know

Much prefers his lovely covey to court

When the temperature is low

But when the thermometer goes way up

And the weather is sizzling hot

Mr. Pants for romance is not

Because it’s too darn hot.

Cole Porter

Kiss Me Kate


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History of the Scientific Study of Human Sexuality

  • 1964: Journal of Sex Research is started

  • 1965 Groswold v. Connecticut rules that the government cannot regulate a couple’s birth control

  • 1966: Masters and Johnson publish Human Sexual Response

  • 1973: Roe v. Wade decides that a woman’s

    right to privacy encompasses her decision to

    terminate a pregnancy.

  • 1974: Helen Kaplan publishes

    The New Sex Therapy

  • 1976: The Hite Report is published.


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History of the Scientific Study of Human Sexuality

  • 1978: Bell and Weinberg publish Homosexualities.

  • 1981: Supreme courts in Massachusetts and New Jersey rule that husbands can be prosecuted for raping their wives.

  • 1994: Laumann, et. al. publish The Social Organization of Sexuality

  • 2003:The U.S. Supreme Court overturns Lawrence v. Texas

  • 2007: Lauman, et. Al. publish study

    of sexual behavior among “seniors”


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