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McMaster University
Dr.Lina Samuel

Soc 2QO6 Lecture Sept 16 Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956) - American Biologist and professor of entomology and zoology - Founded in 1947 the institute for sex Research at Indiana State University - Kinsey Scale (0-6) where 0 is exclusively heterosexual and 6 is exclusively heterosexual and 6 is exclusively homosexual - Scale that measured sexual orientation - Sexual behavior of the human male (1948) - Sexual behavior of the human female (1953) Lee Ellis (1942-) - Survey over 8000 college students at 20 American Schools and two Canadian Universities - Gage a sense of self- identification in sexual orientation, attraction, sexual fantasies - Survey was like a measure of how attracted to a given sex you are (fantasy’s, how long do you fantasize) As well as, have you had sex with a given sex and how many times, did you climax - Researchers quantify sexual orientation, not just one or the other but a continuum - 90% of people said they are straight actually also said they fantasized about sex with members of the same sex Baby storm The parents were not going to reveal the sex of their baby (let the baby discover herself to whatever he or she wants to be) - it’s a good idea considering all the pressures on males/females to be m
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