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"Kinsey, the Underworld and Work" At the beginning of this chapter, the author considers the Kinsey Reports on human sexuality which, he suggests, attempt to scientifically quantify the breadth of human sexual experience. He contends that the purpose of the Reports, the experimental methods that gave rise to the Reports' content, and the Reports' conclusions are all fundamentally misguided, biased and flawed, because they treat human desire as quantifiable. Nevertheless, he evidently finds value in some of the information the Reports contain—for example, he discusses analyses from the Reports that suggest that Christian practices and work are both inhibitors to sexual activity. He also explores the Kinsey-documented relationship between economic status and sexual behavior, commenting that the report suggests that at the opposite ends of the economic ladder (the most/least wealthy), sexual activity is more frequent. This...

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