Much of the sexual rights agenda being advanced by secular / atheist sexual anarchists is informed by the “research” done by bisexual, wife -swapper Alfred Kinsey in the early 20th century but based on his biography and material such as that in Wikipedia one wonders if Kinsey was in fact mentally normal.
Are secular / atheist sexual rights anarchists following a mentally deranged man ?
Kinsey married Clara Bracken McMillen in 1921, whose ceremony, like his college graduation, was also avoided by Alfred Sr. They had four children. Their first-born, Donald, died from the acute complications of juvenile diabetes in 1927, just before his fifth birthday. His daughter, Anne, was born in 1924, followed by Joan in 1925, and Bruce in 1928.
Kinsey was bisexual. He and his wife agreed that both could sleep with other people as well as with each other. He himself slept with other men, including his student Clyde Martin.
As a young man, Kinsey began inserting objects into his urethra – initially drinking straws before moving on to pipe cleaners, pencils and finally a toothbrush – to punish himself for having homoerotic feelings and inserting toothbrushes continued throughout his adult life. After becoming accustomed to the pain of urethral insertions, Kinsey circumcized himself without anaesthesia.
Kinsey’s research went beyond theory and interview to include observation of and participation in sexual activity, sometimes involving co-workers. Some of the data published in the two Kinsey Reports books is controversial in the scientific and psychiatric communities, due to the low amount of research that was done and Kinsey’s decision to interview and sexually experiment with volunteers who may not have been representative of the general population. Kinsey justified this sexual experimentation as being necessary to gain the confidence of his research subjects. He encouraged his staff to do likewise, and to engage in a wide range of sexual activity, to the extent that they felt comfortable; he argued that this would help his interviewers understand the participant’s responses. Kinsey filmed sexual acts which included co-workers in the attic of his home as part of his research; Biographer Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy explains that this was done to ensure the films’ secrecy, which would have caused a scandal had it become public knowledge. James H. Jones, author of Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life, and British psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple, amongst others, have speculated that Kinsey was driven by his own sexual needs.