With a great number of threads on this forum pertaining to sex ed, safe sex, and debates on the deviance of sexuality, I thought it necessary to start a thread pointing out the many lies in sex ed prepetuated by SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.) and Planned Parenthood. Most of the information below can be found at http://www.cwfa.org/kinsey.asp, which cites all sources, so you can do your own research. Any sex ed program in the country that is not abstinence based is based on the writings of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, who has been given credit for the modern sexual revolution. Kinsey's findings are found in his twin books, Sexuality in the Human Male and Sexuality in the Human Female, collectively know as "The Kinsey Report." These books were first published in 1948 and 1953, respectively, and were based on data that Kinsey collected himself. This data looks quite compelling at a glance, showing that 10% of the general population is homosexual, that 95% of the male population has performed deviant and/or illegal sex acts, that between 30 and 45% of married men commit adultery, and other such surprising results. The bottom line was that mongamous sex was not only a pipe dream, but was so understimulating that people were looking for other outlets, and that archaic, religious views on sex were harmful repressions that led to unsatisfying sex lives. The solution was to introduce sex to children at a young age and teach them that sex was perfectly normal and healthy, while at the same time showing proper methods for protection from some of the consequences. This way, people would be free from the antiquated laws that kept 'proper' sexual release in check and would lead to a utopian society where there were no restriction, legal or otherwise, on sexuality. So, what's the problem with this? Sounds good, right? Wrong. Once you get past what he published to the data behind it, problems arise from all angles. Let's start with Kinsey's education. Seeing a "Dr. Kinsey" write a detailed thesis on human sexuality would lead you to believe that his Ph.D. was in psychology or psychiatry, or that he had a medical degree and was a liscences practitioner of one of the above, but that's not the case. Kinsey was a zoologist with a Ph.D. in insectology, the study of bugs. This makes him quite unqualified on the subject. Next, the questions he asked of his test subjects are a secret, making his results irreproducable, negating their value as a scientific study. Thirdly, his sample was hardly representative of the American population. Most people wouldn't talk with a stranger about their sex life in the 1940s, so Kinsey used prisoners, prostitutes, and other low-lifes. The value of his scientific data is misrepresented and invalid. Now that the 'scientific data' has been negated, let's hit the next point. Kinsey had an agenda. Kinsey was a rabid, bisexual sex fiend, a sadomasachist, and a pedophile. In many cases, Kinsey intentionally doctored his results to justify his own deviant behavior. After his book led to the founding of the "Kinsey Insitute" at the University of Indiana (funded by Indiana tax dollars), he began many deplorable actions. He had sex with all of his male assistants, filmed pornography in his home of his wife and assistants and encouraged his assistants to bring their wives. He also conducted many 'experiments' involving sexuality in pre-adolescants...children. These 'test subjects' still cannot bring themselves to talk about these experiments even today, 50 years later. He also kept correspondence with many pedophiles worldwide to collect 'data' on child sexuality. His theory was that humans were sexual "from womb to tomb" and, by hook or by crook, was determined to "prove" it. In addition to these deplorable acts, Kinsey also fueled his view that marriage didn't actually work by inflating infidelity statistics by redifining marriage to include any couple that cohabitated, including prostitutes who lived with their pimps. Kinsey also prepetuated pedophilia. In his correspondence with pedophiles, he'd encourage them to rape again so he could collect more data. When reviewing the accounts of the rapes, he recorded obvious signs of pain as orgams. Crying, screaming, fighting back, bodily and facial contortions were all seen as signs of orgasm, even in children as young as 2 months. Kinsey also dismissed the idea rape was harmful, saying that women actually enjoyed being forced and that the difference between rape and not rape was usually what time the girl got home to her parents. Testimony to this effect led to the reduction of penalties for sex crimes in nearly all states, the repealment of the death penalty in cases of rape in all 33 states that had it, statutes of limitations on rape, and a legal requirement of proof that a woman fought back for a rape conviction. In 1956, the year Kinsey died, a former Nazi was convicted in a child rape/murder. During the investigation, police found hundreds of letters to him from Kinsey requesting more 'data.' It was later revealed that this man worked in a concentration camp, and when he saw a child he wanted, he'd give them a choice between sex and gas chamber. If the child chose sex, a detailed account would be sent to Kinsey. There's also a person (or possibly a group of persons) referred to only as "Mr. X" in the stuies who has had sex with over 800 children and countless animals. The Kinsey institute is still a part of UI and is funded by federal tax dollars. Non-abstinence based sex ed is still based in Kinsey's 'findings.' Most sex ed material is published by the Kinsey Institute and they offer training that is required by some school districts to teach sex ed. There's even a movie called "Kinsey," starring Liam Neeson, (November 2004) that fails to show any of the negative aspects of his life and portrays him as a revolutionary who freed society from the horrible oppression of religious taboos on sex. This is like showing a documentary about Hitler without showing anything about the holocaust or attempted world domination. Is this really the guy we want teaching our kids about sex? You might as well have Michael Jackson as a sex ed teacher. It would be safer.