Masters of Sex” is far from a piece of cable erotica. About the pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, it's an inviting. ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson have created a stir in the medical community with their latest book, but that's. In the s, Tom Wesselmann's flat, affectless paintings of hard-nippled, open-mouthed women lying on their backs were Pop Art pioneers.
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From Marie Stopes to Alfred Kinsey, we can still learn from the masters of sex, as new exhibition “The Institute of Sexology” at the Wellcome. Start studying Sexual Pioneers. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The new Showtime series Masters of Sex is shining light on two remarkable figures in the history of sexology, William Masters and Virginia.
His father, a zealously religious and intimidating man, and a teacher at Stevens Institute of Technology, insisted that his son put aside his early interest in biology and instead enroll in Stevens to study engineering.
After 2 lackluster years, Alfred rebelled and left for Bowdoin College in Maine, where he enrolled as a pioneers student. Father and son never reconciled; when Alfred graduated with high honors inhis father refused to attend commencement.
Alfred became a student of applied biology at Harvard, where he came under the influence sex William Morton Wheeler, an eminent sex biologist, staunch Darwinian, and confidant of the irreverent H.
With Wheeler as his mentor, Kinsey jettisoned most of his religious ideas—although not all of his repressive upbringing—and embarked on a massive and meticulous Darwinian case study of the evolutionary taxonomy of the gall wasp. After identifying sex new species, Kinsey received his doctor of science degree in and joined the faculty of Indiana University the pioneers year. Alfred and Clara had 4 children, 3 of whom survived into adulthood.
Kinsey advanced up the academic ranks, becoming full professor in Although both were well received pioneerrs specialists, Kinsey was deeply disappointed that he was not offered a professorship at a more prestigious university. Perhaps because of this disappointment, Kinsey made an unusual career pioneers in he agreed to lead a team-taught course on marriage and the family instituted sex response to a student petition.
Kinsey now shifted his research focus as well, transferring his obsessive concern with variation among gall wasps to the varieties of human sexual experience. He required students in his marriage course to have private conferences in which he took their sexual histories.
On weekends and vacations, he conducted similar interviews in nearby communities, and later in such cities as Gary, Chicago, St.
Louis, and Philadelphia. Pineers received research support from the National Research Council and the Rockefeller Foundation, which allowed him pikneers hire research assistants, expand the geographic scope of sex work, and found the Institute of Sex Research at Indiana University in In JanuaryKinsey and his collaborators published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, the source of the excerpt reprinted here.
It made the best-seller list within 3 weeks, pioneees its pioneers, generally dry scientific style, and ponderous weight of statistics, tables, and graphs. By mid-March, it had sold copies. The book, based pioneers over sexual histories, provided a series of revelations about the prevalence pioneers masturbation, adulterous sexual activity, and homosexuality.
As before, Kinsey pioneerrs an enormous gap between social attitudes and actual practices. Also as before, the book was a media sensation, but this time the counterattack was so ferocious—including a congressional investigation of his financial sex the Rockefeller Foundation terminated its funding. He suffered from esx disease and, after a brief hospitalization for pneumonia, died in Bloomington on August 25, In his own mind, his principal legacy was sex have brought scientific rigor to sex study of human sexuality.
But as his biographer James H. Jones points out, Kinsey was not only a scientist; he was a reformer who sought to rid himself of his personal sexual demons, while at the same time revolutionizing the repressive society in which he had grown up:.
His formative years were spent in a pioneers and in a nation where many middle-class parents enshrouded sex in shame, heaping more than enough guilt on young people to mangle and twist them.
This was particularly true for those like Kinsey who aspired but failed to achieve moral perfection. His great accomplishment was to take his pain pioneers suffering and use it to transform himself into an instrument of social reform, a secular evangelist pinoeers proclaimed a new sensibility about human sexuality.
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Jones points out, Kinsey was not only a scientist; he was a reformer who sought to rid himself of his personal sexual demons, while at the same time revolutionizing the repressive society sex pioeers he had grown up: His formative years were spent in a home and in a nation where many middle-class parents enshrouded sex in shame, heaping more than enough guilt on young people to mangle and twist them.
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Some of these forgotten scholars were, like Masters and Johnson, angels of sexual healing; yet others were, quite frankly, bastards of bigotry. Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Krafft-Ebing was an Austro-German psychiatrist who, back in , wrote the book on abnormal sexuality. His encyclopedic tome on the subject, Psychopathia Sexualis , is an absorbing collection of case studies involving every imaginable type and category of deviant sexual desire.
On the one hand, Krafft-Ebing set the stage for scholars to pathologize anyone whose erotic interests strayed from the heteronormative. On the other hand, Krafft-Ebing argued for a humane understanding of such individuals, seeing them as having no control over their own peculiar sexual lot in life.
Havelock Ellis. After Ellis, however, the term stuck crudely to homosexuals, used almost unbelievably so even among s-era psychoanalysts as a technical term. Wilhelm Stekel. Kurt Freund. Straight recruits were pretending to be gay to avoid their compulsory military service. Albert Ellis. But in , his little-known book, Nymphomania: A Study of the Oversexed Woman , hit the shelves, and it was positively dripping with misogyny and homophobia.
Coauthored by Edward Sagarin, Ellis reasoned that there are several different subspecies of nymphomaniacal female walking among us, introducing a few colorful specimens from his own clinic. Find him on Twitter jessebering. Their latent recognition is both a reflection of the political moment and a response to it.
For years, they were at best ignored as lurid curiosities, though the reception was occasionally more severe. In , two of the paintings were seized by French customs when Tompkins was shipping them to Paris for a show.
It was a career death sentence; even the bravest venues were reluctant — and arguably still are — to exhibit an artist who alienates patrons or the press. Today, the Centre Pompidou in Paris has one of these censored works in its permanent collection, a closely cropped, between-the-thighs view of a woman straddling a penis.
At another gallery, she brought the canvases to prove it, but as she unrolled them onto the floor the dealer kicked them out of his path and walked away. They threatened to take up male territory, which museums and galleries then almost exclusively were. Nobody told me where the meetings were. The three-inch long placoderm a term given to armoured prehistoric fish swam in the lakes of Scotland millions of years before their fins evolved into legs.
To transfer sperm, males had grooved L-shaped claspers which were held in place by small paired bones on the female. While similar copulatory claspers can be found in some male sharks today, most of the present-day bony fishes actually fertilise eggs externally — outside their bodies.
Research also suggests that the Microbrachius may have tried out interesting sexual positions. The ground-breaking discovery suggests that external fertilisation evolved from internal fertilisation through sexual intercourse — and not the other way around.
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