"Kinsey Crimes & Consequence" Errata

June 03, 2006




….or no. Even from the sociological point of view, one would expect interesting and consistent differences in adultery and other post-marital carryings-on between the mothers and the childless.3


Yet, true to the nature of the academic enterprise at that time, even Gorer seemed to view these missing data as sloppy, disinterested or, at worst, perhaps misogynist work. Somewhat stunned, Gorer adds: “Consider the implications of this passage! The link between intercourse and procreation is either purely intellectual, or else excretory!4


The Kinsey team allegedly recorded the sexual conduct of 7,789 total women in their sample, but the only births recorded were from single women, unmarried women and children borne through adulterous unions; as in the graph shown here.


Kinsey gave no data on normal marital birth, no data on normal mothers. By examining hundreds of charts, tables and narratives in the Female volume, one can patch together three rather cryptic citations describing 476 single mothers, 333 premarital pregnancies and 16 adulterous pregnancies,5 but Kinsey provided no data on whether these babies lived or were aborted, or how these pregnancies affected the lives of the mothers—even sexually. As a “taxonomic classification,” any babies or children in the Reports appear only as sexual subjects, that is, as potential sex “partners” for adults and other children.6


Females of any age—children, married, or mothers—were presented as largely sexually promiscuous. Since the Kinsey data was to present American women as sexually indiscriminate, the data had to also present no negative consequences to promiscuity. Thus, Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female did not report any complicating factors attendant to widespread recreational sex practiced by his female population. Rape, jealousy, venereal disease, pregnancy, out-of-wedlock birth, and abortion are largely non-existent in the Kinsey data. Thus, Kinsey created the possibility of a carefree, aggressive female sexuality. Perhaps the most damaging outcome to be based on Kinsey’s fraudulent data was the myth that women could, and should, separate responsibility and commitment from sex and sex from fertility and childbirth.




Rather callously Kinsey claimed to have found sexual abuse of young girls to be harmless, claiming that adult women were never traumatized by childhood sexual………………………….



1. Geoffrey Gorer “Nature, Science and Dr. Kinsey,” in Himelhoch and Fava, Sexual Behavior in American Society, W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1955, p. 52.

2. James H. Jones, Kinsey: A Public/Private Life, W.W. Norton, New York, 1997, pp. 330.

3. Gorer, p 52.

4. Gorer, p. 53.

5. Kinsey, Pomeroy, Martin and Gebhard, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, 1953, pp. 434, 327, 345. In Kinsey: A Public/Private Life (1997), James Jones correctly notes that the personal was political for Kinsey. He also confirms that Dr. and Mrs. Kinsey commonly engaged in multiple acts of adultery in the family home, depending on Dr. Kinsey’s sexual desires.

6. See this Chapter Seven, “The Child Experiments.”  


  The 1930s data below are provided by New York City Justice Morris Ploscowe, a seasoned and effective advocate for the Kinsey reports.  Justice Ploscowe claimed that "during the 30's only 418" crimes of "forcible rape" were reported in New York City (~35 per year) 1.

Then: In the 1930s New York City averaged 35 "forcible rape" victims annually 2
Now: In 2004 alone, New York City reported 1,428 forcible rapes 3

This 3,974 percent rape increase from 1930 to 2004 is not explained by 333 percent increase in the New York City population from approximately 1,867,312 in 1930 4/5   to 8,085,742 in 2003 6.   This is roughly an additional 3,641 percent more rape in New York City since 1930 7

Figure 5: Sample 3,641% Increase in Rape Post 1930


 These New York City rates are corrected from the author’s book, Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences (2003), p. 224.


 1  Morris Ploscowe, Sex and the Law, Prentice Hall, New York, 1951, p. 220.
2  Ploscowe, Ibid.  PLEASE NOTE that in Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences (2003) this citation is assigned to Plosclowe as "in Sex Habits of American Men, A Symposium on the Kinsey Report (Albert Deutsch, editor), Prentice Hall, New York, 1948, pp. 125-126."   The correct reference is to Ploscowe's 1951 volume as cited here.
3  http://newyork.areaconnect.com/crime1.htm
4  1930 County Level Census Data, http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/cgi-local/censusbin/census/cen.pl.
5  http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ny190090.txt. These census data from 1930 give a NY county residence as 2,264,103, or 416,791 more New York residents than the "City" data used in this report.  Since these are general approximations of the comparative rates of rape over a 70-year period, the increase estimates here are viewed as conservative.
6  http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/36/3651000.html
7  Please note that this same section included a numerical typo in the original book, corrected here.  The US Census reports an increase nationwide from 122.8 to 281.4 million; http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/1930 factsheet.html.




1. Kinsey, Pomeroy, and Martin, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1948, is Male volume in each chapter citation section; Kinsey, Pomeroy, Martin and Gebhard, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1948, is Female volume in each citation section.

2. The handwritten notations by the Kinsey Institute representative were made on a copy of a proposed book chapter, from the paper given by Reisman (Bat-Ada) at the 5th World Congress of Sexology in Jerusalem, 1981.  There were several titles, but the one at issue was "'The Empirical Study and Statistical Procedures' on 'Child Sexuality' Undertaken by the Institute for Sex Research and Dr. Alfred Kinsey: A Critical Analysis of Child Sexual Experimentation.''  The document was obtained during a deposition of Kinsey Institute Director June Reinisch on December 7, 1993.

3. SIECUS, Sexuality in Man, Scribners, New York, 1970, pp. 6-7.

4. Male, p. 157.

5. Mary Shivanandan, "Childhood and Educational Development" in Foundations for Family-Life Education, Educational Guidance Institute, Inc. Arlington, VA., 1991.

6. Masters, Johnson, Kolodny, and Weems, Ethical Issues in Sex Therapy, Volume II, Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1980, p. 71. Albert Jonsen is  Professor of Ethics in Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Jay Mann is Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University.

7. Ibid., p. 106.

8. Male, p. 177.

9. Male, p. 175.

10. Male, p. 175.

11. Wardell Pomeroy, Carol Flax, and Connie Wheeler, Taking a Sex History, The Free Press, New York, 1982, p. 5.

12. Male, p. 175.

13. Male, p. 178.

14. Male, p. 178.

15. John Bancroft, M.D., Human Sexuality and its Problems, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1989.

16. Male, p. 176.

17. The Washington Post, December 8, 1995, p. F1-4.

18. Male, p. 177.

19. Male, p. 178.

20. Ibid.

21. Masters, et al, p. 256.

22. Male, p. 176.

23. Male, p. 11.  Note that the author has removed the word "other" and inserted ellipsis to aid the reader in avoiding the language maze constructed by Kinsey in his two reports.  Kinsey told readers that he verified all of his data, not just "some" or "other" parts it.

24. Male, p.179.

25. Male, p. 179.

26. Male, p. 180.

27. Male, p. 180.

28. Male, p. 177.

29. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.

30. Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in  Man and Animals, John Murray, London, 1904, pp. 65-67.

31. Male, p. 160. Orgasm in the normal male is specifically defined as including ejaculation.  "The highest point of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and marked normally by ejaculation of semen by the Male and by vaginal contractions in the Female. Also called climax."  This is not possible for boys prior to physical/sexual maturity.  The American Heritage Dictionary of the
English Language, 1992.

32. Male, pp. 160-161.  [Emphasis added.]

33. Male, p. 185.

34. Male, p. 158.

35. Wardell Pomeroy, Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research, Harper & Row, New York, p. 315.

36. Letter to Dr. Judith Reisman from pediatrician Lester Caplan, M.D., November 29, 1983.

37. R. Crooks and K. Baur, Our Sexuality, 2nd Ed, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co, Menlo Park, 1983, p. 410.

38. Obstretical Gynecological News, December 1, 1980, p. 10.

39. [SIECUS Report, May-July 1983, p. 9.  [Emphasis added.]

40.   (Lenore Buth, How to Talk Confidently with Your Child about Sex, Concordia, 1998, page 23.  [Emphasis added.]

41. Female, p. 570.

42. Female, p. 570.

43. Albert Jonsen and Jay Mann, "Ethics of Sex Research Involving Children and the Mentally Retarded," in Masters, Johnson, Kolodny, and Weems, Ethical Issues in Sex Therapy, Little Brown & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 1980, p. 71.

44. Female, p. 105.

45. The Case of "Esther," Esther White:  The Kinsey team  had the name of at least one of their victims. According to an affidavit by Esther White, they were in regular contact with her abusers and even arranged to meet with them on one occasion.  Mrs. White is a lovely, quiet lady with a tragic past who prefers to avoid publicity.  She has kindly agreed to the inclusion of her story here.  It details incestuous violations by her father and grandfather, whom she believes were two of Kinsey's "observers."  Mrs. White appears as "Esther White" in the Yorkshire television documentary, Kinsey's Paedophiles.

Esther White's sworn statement identifies her as "a victim of acts of sexual abuse perpetrated upon me by both my paternal grandfather and my father between the years of 1938 and 1946," the years of Kinsey's sex research project, when he was soliciting sex "histories" nationwide. Her abuse "began when I was four years of age and continued until I was age 12," when her mother found out (1946) and stopped it. Mrs. White's grandfather was a graduate of Indiana University, 1922, and "learned of the Institute's existence and its subject area of studies from alumni bulletins or some similar communications."

Mrs. White had reason to believe her grandfather was "personally acquainted with Alfred Kinsey."  She adds, "My father did not tell me that he was sharing information about the acts of abuse with the Kinsey Institute until it had stopped. My first knowledge that he was providing information about his abuse to the Institute occurred in 1947, when I was age 13." Her father asked her if she had had "orgasm as a result of specific acts of abuse." She believes "this questioning was done at the behest of the Kinsey Institute. He was documenting on papers (kept in an envelope) that he sent away. There was a deadline by which he had to return them. I had no idea at the time what they were for, or what he wrote."

Mrs. White states that in or about 1943 she was taken by her father to meet a man she recalls as "Mr. Stockman," and another man named "Pomeroy."  In an interview with this author on October 3, 1997 in Washington, D.C., she stated that a third man, whom she did not know, was also in the room. He asked her several questions relating to her emotional state:

"He wanted to know if I was happy, if my life was good with my father. I had been told what to say, of course and I answered in the affirmative. This seemed to satisfy the man. I had never seen a picture of Dr. Kinsey and recently received a brochure with his photograph on it and I definitely recognize that man as being Dr. Kinsey."

Following the interview, Mrs. White states that her "father and grandfather then left with these men to attend a meeting at Ohio State University." A few years later, her father gave her a "signed copy" of the Kinsey report and "suggested that I read it to see the contributions he had made to the scientific findings it contained that would revolutionize the way the world would view sexuality in the future."  When her father died, Mrs. White threw the book away.  She would now like to know what part Indiana University, through its Kinsey Institute, may have played in encouraging the abuse to which she was subjected.  Mrs. White recalls films her father made of her abuse.

We also have the testimony of Donna Friess, Ph.D., detailing her father's use of the Kinsey report as justification for the sexual abuse of her and her sisters. Friess wrote of her traumatic experiences in her book, Cry the Darkness: One Woman's Triumph Over the Tragedy of Incest (Health Communications, Inc., Deerfield Beach, Florida, 1993).  It is not known if  her father supplied Kinsey with information. In a letter to this author, Dr. Friess wrote that her father admitted that he "decided a long time ago to allow myself anything that dogs do." Kinsey "advocated the animal model of human sexual behavior.  My father subscribed to it.  Everyone of his children own their own copies of the Kinsey reports. He forced me to make a gift of the Male report to my boyfriend (now my husband) when I was in college."

Writing in the July, 1992 issue of The California Psychologist Dr. Friess stated her belief that  Kinsey was fully aware of the abuse of children, yet insisted on calling it "play." She noted: "Kinsey does not distinguish between child-to-child sexual contact and child-to-adult sexual contact" (p. 27).

46. See Gebhard's telephone interview, his testimony in the Masters and Johnson seminar on Ethics in Sex Research and Therapy, his articles in the press cited throughout this book, John Gagnon's admission of the Kinsey Institute team's crimes in his book Human Sexualities, Wardell Pomeroy's statements in his biography of Kinsey, etc.

47. Gebhard, November 2, 1992, telephone interview with J. Gordon Muir, M.D., editor of Reisman et al.,  Kinsey, Sex and Fraud, 1990.

48. Female, p.105.

49. Herbert Hyman and Paul Sheatsley "The Scientific Method," in, Donald Geddes, Ed., An Analysis of the Kinsey Reports, A Mentor Book, New York, 1954, p. 106.

50. Hyman, Ibid., pp. 91-117.

51. Female, p. 127.

52. Female, p. 544.

53. These girls are typical of the youngsters about whom the Kinsey Institute claims it has no records.  The location of  these children remains an issue.

54. Female, p. 180.

55. Female, p. 104-5.

56. Female, p. 104-5.

57. The "Tanner Maturation Rating" questionnaire authorized by the New York Board of Education follows the Kinseyan pattern of sexuality "measurement":  "Starting this year, schools require applicants for everything from football to cheerleader to fill out the new form....The definitions of the five stages include descriptions of the amount of pubic hair, and the size and shape of the penis, breasts and areolas....  Deputy Health Commissioner Mark Rapaport, whose office requires the form, defended it as perfectly sensible... it applies to kids who may be immature, a small kid who may be 14 and wants to compete" (NY Post June 28, 1988). The size of the areola has as little relationship to physical maturity as does hair color.  One wonders why coaches and health teachers would want to read and rate the sizes and shapes of their student's genitals and the pigment surrounding their nipple area?  In this modern extension of the
Kinsey "measurement sexuality" mentality, as children develop in growth spurts, would boys classified as "too immature" for sports have an option to make the team should they "prove" sudden penis maturation?  It seems preposterous to point out that a boy's penis size and a girl's breast size are irrelevant to their ability to swim, jump, kick a ball, or play a sonata.

58. New York Post, June 28, 1988.

59.  Judith Reisman, SoftPorn Plays Hardball, Huntington House, Lafayette, LA, 1991.

60. Female, p. 84.

61. Ibid.

62. See the growing body of literature on incest research and data.

63. Reisman, SoftPorn., Ibid.

64. Wardell Pomeroy, Girls and Sex, Pelican Books, New York, 1969, pp. 133-4.

65. The British Medical Journal, 282:250, 1981. Scrutinizing combined data from two 1967 studies, the Journal reported that "of 31 children born to father-daughter (12) and brother-sister matings (19) only 13 were normal," and, "[T]wo died from recessive disorders (optic fibrosis and glycogen-storage disease) and one from an almost certainly recessive disorder causing progressive cerebral degeneration and loss of vision.  Two of those alive probably had disorders, both with severe mental retardation with cerebral palsy, and one a possibly recessive disorder, severe non-specific mental retardation. Two others died in the neonatal period...Two had congenital malformations....Eight others...were mentally retarded, with IQs in seven ranging from 59 to 76."

And this excerpt from Female, pp. 121-122: "There are, of course, instances of adults who have done physical damage to children with whom they have attempted sexual contacts, and we have the histories of a few males who had been responsible for such damage.  But these cases are in the minority and the public should learn to distinguish such serious contacts from other adult contacts which are not likely to do the child any appreciable harm if the child's parents do not become disturbed."  [Emphasis added.]

66. Gebhard's letter to Reisman, March 11, 1981, in the author's archive.

67. Ibid.

68. Female, p. 118.

69. Newsweek, "Keepers of the Flame," June 18, 1984, p. 15.

70. Wardell Pomeroy, Penthouse Forum Variations, "A New Look at Incest," 1977, pp. 85-90.

71. Penthouse Forum "Letters," Ibid.

72. Wardell Pomeroy, Boys and Sex, Penguin Books, New York, 1981, pp. 134-135.

73. Pomeroy in Penthouse Forum , ibid.

74. Penthouse, "Incest, the Last Taboo," December 1977, p. 181. Kinsey did not call it incest, or sex with kin, but (according to Nobile) "lying with a near relative."  Pomeroy, in his 1977 Penthouse Forum Variations article, "A New Look at Incest," claimed that adult-child incest could not only be harmless, but could benefit the child emotionally.  He wrote: "Incest between adults and younger children can also prove to be a satisfying and enriching experience....When there is a mutual and unselfish concern for the other person, rather than a feeling of possessiveness and a selfish concern with one's own sexual gratification, then incestuous relationships can--and do--work out well....[Incest] can be a satisfying, non-threatening, and even an enriching emotional experience, as I said earlier." (Penthouse Forum Variations, 1977, pp. 86-90).

75. Male, p. 9.

76. Male, p. 9.

77. John Gagnon, "Reconsiderations," Human Nature, October 1978, Volume 1, No. 10, pp. 93.

78. See May 7, 1993 deposition materials re: Reisman vs. The Kinsey Institute, in the author's archive.

79. Indianapolis Star, September 19, 1995, A1-4.

80. The Humanist, "Sex, Science and Kinsey," September/October, 1996, pp. 23-26.

81. The Washington Post, December 8, 1995, F1-4.

82. James Jones, Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life, WW Norton, New York, 1997, pp. 507-513.

83. Jones, pp. 512-513.

84. Jones, Ibid.  Pomeroy reported this information in his 1972 biography of Kinsey (ghost-written, reports Gathorne-Hardy, by John Toffel, as were all Pomeroy's books).  See:  Alfred C. Kinsey: Sex, the Measure of All Things, Chatts & Wendres, London, 1998, pp. 231, 444.

85. Jones, Ibid.

86. Jones, pp. 510-511.

87. Jones, p. 513.

88. Gebhard admitted his (and the team's) collaboration with the several pedophiles in a telephone interview, and in several press articles, all in this author's archive.

89. Pomeroy, p. 315.

90. Male p. 177.

91. Robert Dickinson, Forward in Ernst and Loth, American Sexual Behavior, The Greystone Press, New York, 1948, p. vii-viii.

92. Max Weinreich, Hitler's Professors: The Part of Scholarship in Germany's Crimes Against the Jewish People, Yiddish Scientific Institute, Yivo, New York, 1946

93. A photocopy of Dr. von Balluseck's Nazi membership card, dated August 1, 1930, obtained from the German document center, is on file in the author's archive.  Max Weinreich, Hitler's Professors: The Part of Scholarship in Germany's Crimes Against the Jewish People, Yiddish Scientific Institute--Yivo, New York, 1946

94. The Encyclopedia Judaica, Keter Publishing, Vol. 9, 1972, p. 1310-1311.

95. Masters, Johnson, and Kolodny,  Ed., Ethical Issues in Sex Therapy and Research, Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1977, p. 13.

96. Tim Tate video interview with John Bancroft at Indiana University, excerpted from the complete interview transcript, July 21, 1998, p. 18.

97. Ibid., p. 4.

98. Ibid., p. 9.

99. Ibid. p. 20.

100 .The discussion of the sexology profession is extracted from RSVP America, 1996, First Principles, Inc., and The Institute for Media Education, Crestwood, Ky. Complete citations available in RSVP document.

101 .Word  of one California college-level sex course taught by Barry Singer, board member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex's Journal of Sex Research, reached the press.  It provides insight into the procedure for receiving extra credit for some sexology courses.  Dr. Singer taught his students as he had been taught.  Hence, his field work included extra credit for married students who would engage in adultery, and "straight" students who would engage in homosexual sex.  The "field" research, including trips to gay bars, swingers' clubs, etc., is typical of the courses offered through other credentialed sexuality institutes. Time, June 7, 1982, p. 49.

102 .To illustrate the shift in standards from absolute obscenity to the variant "pornography," an historical context is helpful.  "Pornography" was not included in the 1828 edition of Webster's Dictionary.  Only "obscenity" was defined in the words, images, and concepts that we term pornography today.  Pornography, from the Greek pornea, means "fornication"; "writing about or drawing on prostitutes." Somewhere between 1828 and 1857, pornography was transported to America from England and Europe.

103. Paidika: Journal of Paedophilia, "Statement of Purpose," Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 1987, Vol. 1, pp. 2-3.

104. The Brain: Learning and Memory, The Annenberg CPB Collection, Santa Barbara, CA., WNET, 1984.

105. Richard Restak, The Mind, Bantam Books: New York, 1988, p. 283.

106. Jane Healy, Endangered Minds, New York City, Bantam Books, 1984.

107. Bill Moyers interviewing Gary Lynch in Richard Restak's Public Broadcasting System program, The Annenberg/CBP Collection, The Brain, eight documentaries on brain behavior, 1984.

108. Ibid.

109. Bill Moyers, Mind & Body. Public Broadcasting System Television, February 1993.

110. Quote taken from the SSSS program brochure Expanding the Boundaries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1989.

111. SIECUS brochure, "Are you going to stand by; will you?" undated, circa late 1980s.

112. SIECUS "Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education, the National Guidelines Task Force, 1991, p. 9.

113. See Time magazine article citing this issue of SIECUS ("Attacking the Last Taboo," April 14, 1980) for a discussion of "sex researchers" promoting incest.

114. "Safe Sex and Teens," by Debra W. Haffner, SIECUS Report, September/October 1988, p. 9.

115. SIECUS, "Talk About Sex," 1992.

116. Mary Calderone, writing about SIECUS' role in promoting Kinsey's message, SIECUS Report, May-July 1982, p. 6.

117. Wardell Pomeroy, Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research, Harper & Row, New York, 1972, p. 394.

118. Distributed by Planned Parenthood and published by Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Colorado, 1974.

119. Los Angeles Times for July 19, 1999 published an article by libertarian Carol Travis entitled "Uproar Over Sexual Abuse Study Muddies the Waters."  Travis writes: "I guess I should be reassured to know that Congress disapproves of pedophilia and the sexual abuse of children. On July 12, the House  voted unanimously to denounce a study that the resolution's sponsor, Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), called 'the emancipation proclamation of pedophiles.' .... What got Congress riled was an article last year in the journal Psychological Bulletin, which is to behavioral science what the Journal of the American Medical Assn. is to medicine."   The authors of that article--Bruce Rind, Philip Tromovitch and Robert Bauserman--concluded, from their meta-analysis of a non-random selection of 59 "studies" of child sexual abuse, that if the child is "willing," sex with an adult may be rewarding and harmless and that "non-judgmental" language should be used when referring to child molesters (i.e., terming sex with children "adult-child sex" rather than "child sexual abuse).  Following the Congressional resolution and massive pressure from "Dr. Laura," the APA apologized and backed down from its publication of this pedophile promotional piece.  Recent revelations that two of the three supposedly objective APA authors have ties with Paidika: The Journal of Paedophila  raise serious questions about their objectivity. An article by Robert Buserman, entitled "Man-Boy Sexual Relationships in a Cross-Cultural Perspective," appeared in the Summer 1989 issue of Paidika. The Winter 1995 issue includes a book review by Bruce Rind, and recommends an article by Bauserman and Rind.