On this week’s episode, we will explore the life and career of ground-breaking sexologist, Doctor Alfred Kinsey. Some hail him as the father of the sexual revolution, while others credit him for the so-called moral decay that plagued American society in the later 20th century. In Part I, we will discuss his childhood, education, and the steps that led to him becoming a sexologist.


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Ep07 – Alfred Kinsey (Part II)

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