Behavior: No Sex, Please, We're Ignorant

A new Kinsey report gives Americans a low mark

Most people over the age of six know how babies are made; the rest can make a fair guess. As for any further knowledge about the mythology of sex -- not to say the more esoteric "facts of life" -- most Americans are shamefully ignorant. That is the conclusion of a new report published last week by Indiana University's Kinsey Institute, the pioneering experts in sexology. The 540-page book The Kinsey Institute New Report on Sex (St. Martin's; $22.95) combines Kinsey's research with the results of a Roper poll of 2,000 adults who were asked 18 true-or-false and multiple-choice questions about...

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