The movie Kinsey just came out, I don't know in how many states or countries (I live in California). For all who don't know he was a famous sexoligist who changed the public veiw on sex for the most part (I don't know all that much about it if I am wrong). It just seems like what this site is all about so check it out. I have the trailer for it if anyone wants to see it PM/e-mail me.
A chicken and an egg check in to a cheap motel room. Moments
later the chicken sits up against the headboard and lights a cigarette.
You might enjoy reading a fascinating biography of Kinsey, entitled: Sex: The Measure of All Things ... A Life of Alfred C. Kinsey, by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, originally published by Chatto & Windus Ltd in Great Britain, edition 1999. It was later published by the Indiana University Press in the USA c. 2000.
Kinsey's work didn't so much change the public view of sex, as it informed them about what people actually do. The Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male, published in 1948, astonished the public by revealing the fact that same-sex relationships among a large proportion of all men are both statistically normal and common.
The 1953 volume: Sexual Behaviour in the Human Female enraged conservative Americans, as it revealed women to be fully sexual beings, a concept which Christians, especially, found themselves unable to accept. The controversy forced the Rockefeller Institute to cut all funding for the Kinsey Institute. Instead, they rewarded his chief critic, Harry Fosdick of the Union Theological Seminary, one of the largest grants they had ever given, and more than their total thirteen year support for Kinsey.
Conservative, Fundamentalist religions continue to castigate Kinsey to this day, though all he did was to chronicle the sex lives of ordinary people throughout the country.
Never a well man, Kinsey died of heart failure on 25 August 1956. His institute still survives, and their collection of material is kept at Indiana University in Bloomington. Their web site is: http://www.indiana.edu/~kinsey/