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The Kinsey Coverup | Posted: October 22, 2010

"Child Sexuality" and the Fraud of the Alfred Kinsey Reports

By Rob Taylor
NewsReal Blog, October 21, 2010

A 70-year-old woman going by the pseudonym "Ether White" has claimed that she was sexually abused for years by her father and grandfather, and that the pair was paid by Dr. Alfred Kinsey as part of his bizarre sexual experiments. The findings from this "research," which included producing charts on how long it took children as young as two months old to achieve orgasm with adult partners, became the foundation for how we view healthy sexuality in this country.

In other words, Kinsey used data from child rapists in his reports which are even now used to define what normal, healthy sexual behavior is.

Kinsey defenders have long attacked this assertion as the work of the "religious right" and anti-sex moralists, but even the Kinsey Institute itself has admitted that the Alfred Kinsey's sources for information were child rapists.

Their own "debunking" of the charges Kinsey had children raped in the name of science still contains shocking admissions:

Kinsey clearly stated in his male volume the sources of information about children's sexual responses. The bulk of this information was obtained from adults recalling their own childhoods. Some was from parents who had observed their children, some from teachers who had observed children interacting or behaving sexually, and Kinsey stated that there were nine men who he had interviewed who had sexual experiences with children who had told him about how the children had responded and reacted. We believe that one of those men was the source of the data listed in the book.

Kinsey produced charts showing the exact time it took for children to orgasm - and he relied on the reports of people raping children and the fanciful musings of adults to produce those charts? At the very least this should be considered the scientific fraud it is, but people still look to Kinsey's child sex studies as authoritative.

And on the charges that his infamous child orgasm charts were the result of sexual experiments on children, the Kinsey Institute published this excerpt from the 1998 reprint of Sexual Behavior in the Human Female:

Having commented on the extent to which adults had recalled orgasmic experiences from their own childhoods, Kinsey pointed out that such recall might well be vague or inaccurate, particularly of an experience which the child may not have understood at the time. He was, therefore, especially interested in information obtained from those of his interviewees who had observed orgasms occurring in children.

Whereas he had some information of this kind from parents and teachers simply observing children, he obtained more from men who had been sexually involved with young boys and who had in the process observed their orgasms.

Teachers and parents just happened to walk in on children engaged in sexual activity, stopwatch in hand, and took notes on how long it took for children to reach orgasm? This debunking is harder to believe than the charges of child experimentation. But it gets worse:

Having therefore made it clear that he was referring to adults who had been involved in illegal sexual interactions with children; he went on to say, "nine of our adult male subjects have observed such orgasm. Some of these adults are technically trained persons who have kept diaries or other records which they have put at our disposal; and from them we have secured information on 317 pre-adolescents who were either observed in self-masturbation, or were observed in contacts with other boys or older adults."

I decided to check on the sources of this information and found that, without any doubt, all of the information reported in Tables 31-34 came from the carefully documented records of one man. From 1917 until the time that Kinsey interviewed him in the mid-1940s, this man had kept notes on a vast array of sexual experiences, involving not only children but adults of both sexes.

Kinsey was clearly impressed by the systematic way he kept his records, and regarded them as of considerable scientific interest. Clearly, his description in the book of the source of this data was misleading, in that he implied that it had come from several men rather than one, although it is likely that information elsewhere in this chapter, on the descriptions of different types of orgasm, was obtained in part from some of these other nine men.

I do not know why Kinsey was unclear on this point; it was obviously not to conceal the origin of the information from criminal sexual involvement with children, because that was already quite clear. Maybe it was to conceal the single source, which otherwise might have attracted attention to this one man with possible demands for his identification (demands which have now occurred even though he is long dead).

This academic double speak, which is intended to debunk claims made by people like Esther White, literally means that not only did Kinsey use pedophiles for his research, but knew of one who was conducting horrible sexual experiments on children and protected him. Is the defense of Kinsey really that he didn't experiment on children ... he just used the research of his friend who did?

And if all that wasn't bad enough, Kinsey himself defined signs of orgasm through a rapist's lens. From Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, pgs 160-161:

Extreme tension with violent convulsions: ...sudden heaving and jerking of the whole body... gasping... hands grasping, mouth distorted, sometimes with tongue protruding; whole body or parts of it spasmodically twitching...violent jerking of the penis...groaning, sobbing, or more violent cries, sometimes with an abundance of tears (especially among younger children)...extreme trembling, collapse, loss of color, and sometimes fainting of subject...excruciating pain and may scream...

And most sinister of all, Kinsey makes this observation about the supposed orgasm of the victim:

...before the arrival of orgasm, will fight away from the partner and may make violent attempts to avoid climax although they derive definite pleasure from the situation.

The Kinsey Institute has little debunking for that. They just hope you'll accept the idea that a crying, screaming, trembling child who is violently trying to push a rapist off him is having an orgasm.

It would be too easy to dismiss Esther White while the Satanic Panic is fresh in our collective minds. But Kinsey's own writings, and those of his supporters, lend credence to these charges even as they are attempting to deflect, obfuscate and malign. Esther White could well have been one of the victims of the rapist Kinsey protected for years because he "was clearly impressed with the systematic way he kept records."

Kinsey clearly wasn't impressed with the suffering of victims.

I am loath to accept the Kinsey Institute's denials of egregious behavior by Alfred Kinsey, because even their denials indicate fraud on every level. Accepting pedophiles' word that their victims enjoyed their assaults is an outrageous attack on the scientific method. Continuing to promote this fraud is an assault on decency. Kinsey's child sexuality studies are a fraud designed to push his pro-pedophile, sadomasochistic world view and even Kinsey supporters know that.

So why are they defending it?


Rob Taylor blogs at Greenville Dragnet.