A while ago I bought a copy of Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, the best book ever printed on sexual behaviour, and I still have done nothing with it. I have a list of blog posts to be that stretches for miles.
I mentioned before that any page of this book is as good a place to start as any other, so in what will be the first of a series (didn't I try to do a series before?), I highlight two passages.
The first section is on sources of first ejaculation, specifically spontaneous ejaculation. The book does say this is the first source of ejaculation for only .81% of boys, less than one in a hundred, but seems to take glee in listing these sources, and calls the list "interesting".
Sources of First EjaculationChiefly Physical Stimulation
- sitting at desk
- lying still on floor
- at toilet
- moving water in bath
- general stimulation with towel
- vibration of a boat
- tension in gymnastics
- climbing tree, pole or rope (a rather common source)
- wrestling with female
- wrestling with male
- riding an automobile
- tight clothing
- day dreaming
- walking down the street
- in vaudeville
- watching petting
- peeping at nude female
- sex discussion at YMCA
- milking a cow
- when scared at night
- when bicycle was stolen
- an exciting basketball game
- reciting in front of class
- injury in a car wreck
The second area is of course homosexuality. I don't expect this to compare with the thrill of milking a cow.
Although this book is great as a scientific study, it does take liberties when presenting the information and highlights all aspects of scandal. It talks about how there is less homosexual activity in rural areas than in cities and towns, but says that rural men have less sex in general. But in "the most remote rural areas there is considerable homosexual activity among lumbermen, cattlemen, prospectors, miners, hunters and other engaged in out-of-door occupations. The homosexual activity rarely conflicts with their heterosexual relations, and... is the type of homosexual experience which the explorer and pioneer may have had in their histories."
How exactly are we surmising the exploits of pioneers? And what is a prospector, what is vaudeville, and why am I not at the YMCA?
Let's leave with Kinsey's famous rating scale and where I fall on it. I wish I had a scanner, maybe I should check out prices.
0. - Exclusively heterosexual with no homosexual
1. - Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual
2. - Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual
3. - Equally heterosexual and homosexual
4. - Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual
5. - Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual
6. - Exclusively homosexual
So before looking at the specifics I'm thinking I'm a 6. Let's see. Really in order to read this you have to look at the heterosexual viewpoint and reverse it. the explanation for a 2 is 16 lines. The explanation for a 4 or 5 is 3 lines.
The whole scale is loaded and does not translate. You're a 1 if you are predominately heterosexual but have had homosexual contacts once or twice when you are asleep or drunk. And all of this applies to life after adolescence, where over 50% of males have homosexual contact.
I have never had sex with a woman. I have had sexual contact with a female during adolescence but I don't think it led to orgasm. I don't remember being naked for any of it but I may have been, if I was it wasn't something I allowed myself to remember. I have never had a dream of sleeping with a woman. But I may still one day do a married couple, so perhaps I am a 5. This scale seems ridiculous.