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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 09:31 AM
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21st Century Sex - What Kinsey couldn't find out, now available on the internet
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What does desire truly look like? Science hasnt come up with an answer, because most of us wont let curious researchers watch us tumbling between the sheets, and surveys arent necessarily reliable. Are you willing to jot down answers to questions like Have you ever felt attracted to your pet schnauzer?even if the unshaven young grad student quizzing you insists, Trust meyour answers are completely anonymous?

Only one scientist managed to survey a large number of people on a broad range of sexual interests: Alfred Kinsey. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Kinsey and his team interviewed thousands of subjects, asking questions about a tremendous variety of turn-ons, including bondage, bestiality, and silk stockings. But the Kinsey reports are now more than a half century old, and the findings were limited: The subjects were primarily educated, middle-class Caucasians; they were not selected randomly or systematically; and the data consisted of only recollections the subjects chose to share.

Today, a wide variety of scientistsneuroscientists, psychologists, anthropologists, biologists, pharmacologistsstudy desire, and one of their most basic questions remains: Why do we like the things we like? To answer that, we must first determine what people like, and stealing a look at men and womens true interests has been far from easy.

Until the arrival of the Internet.

Read more: http://www.utne.com/Mind-Body/21st-Century-Sex-Ogi-Ogas...
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