Extract From "The Kinsey Institute New Report on
The Kinsey report, "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male", makes
no mention of circumcision. The Kinsey Institute New Report on Sex,
says that phimosis and paraphimosis are infections (17).
On page 126 a woman asks for advice;
"I hope you can give me an answer to a question which has puzzled
me throughout my 27-year-marriage. My husband was never circumcised.
Can this affect intercourse?
"The doctor who gave me a premarital examination said that the
penis should come in direct contact with the clitoris during coitus,
but this does not occur in our case, since the generous foreskin covers
the vagina like a turtle neck."
They have obviously little understanding of the condition and fail
to recognise "the generous foreskin covers the vagina like a turtle
neck" as a common symptom of phimosis. They answer:
"You have been misled. Once the penis is inside the vagina it
rarely contacts the clitoris which is near the top of the vulva. Moreover,
during arousal a woman's clitoris is often covered as her labia swell."
On 1st June 96 I wrote to the Kinsey Institute:
"Please compare your advice on pages 126-127 of the Kinsey New
Report to my page 9 (in the accompanying booklet) : are you sure you
have interpreted the "foreskin . . . like a turtle neck"
correctly? Also please consider changing the comments which refer to
phimosis and paraphimosis as infections, (on page 339 and in the index)."
I wrote four times, then received a polite reply thanking me for
the booklet "From Innocence to Ignorance", however, there
was no response to my comments.