Doctor Alfred Kinsey was an American biologist scientist who was known for entomology and zoology and sexologist (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  Kinsey was born in Heboken, New Jersey in 1894 (Famous Scientists, 2017).  Alfred’s father wanted him to go into engineering like him, but after Alfred went to Steven’s Institute he realized he had a different passion (Famous Scientists, 2017).  After being at Steven’s Institute for two years, Alfred Kinsey went to Maine to study Biology at Bowdoin College (Famous Scientists, 2017). Kinsey’s main fields of study were entomology, zoology, and sexology (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  In his younger years he focused on biology mostly in America (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  Zoology is studying the animal kingdom, including the structure, habitats, and classification of the different animals (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  While studying zoology, Kinsey collected gall wasps for research (Kinsey Institute, 2017). Alfred Kinsey found a new interest that focused on human sexuality.  Kinsey became a sexologist and was able to publish a book with a grant of $40,000 that he received (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  The grant was from the National Research Council’s Committee for research on the problems of sex (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  The first book was called, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” and was published in 1948 (Kinsey Institute, 2017). The other book that was published in 1953 was called, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  Both volumes featured the heterosexual and homosexual rating scale (Kinsey Institute, 2017).  The book about male sexuality reached number two on the New York best sellers list (Kinsey Institute, 2017). The Kinsey Scale of Sexual Behavior measures sexual behaviors in males and females based on homosexuality and heterosexuallity.  Kinsey’s studies and results of how males and females, homosexuals and heterrosexuals respond sexually was explained further in his books.  Some of his ideas were considered extremely radical, embarrassing, and offensive to females of the time (Kinsey Institute, 2017).Alfred Kinsey became the founder of the Institute of Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University (Famous Scientists, 2017).  Kinsey offended many people and even congress while he was doing his research (Famous Scientists, 2017).  He never meant to offend anyone with his work, he just did research to do research (Famous Scientists, 2017). It is very interesting that after failing to raise additional funding, Kinsey gave up on his efforts of sexuality research (Famous Scientists, 2017).  Kinsey later died of heart disease and pneumonia in 1956 (Famous Scientists, 2017).Many scientists today are using Kinsey’s research and work because they are curious to find out if he was onto something or not (American Sex Portrait, 2017).  Due to his research being offensive during his time of research, Alfred Kinsey never completed his work (American Sex Portraits, 2017).

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