Ch 2 - Notes and References
2. long footnote: read it in a separate file.
3. A. Kinsey et al., Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male, Saunders, Philadelphia, 1948; Sexual Behaviour in the Human Female, Saunders, Philadelphia, 1953. The Kinsey reports were the subject of a great deal of emotionally charged debate at the time of their publication, and much was written contesting the validity of the statistical data advanced in them. I myself place no absolute reliance on the data – it will be seen later in this chapter that I quote from a study by Ramsey, which gives higher, and I believe more valid, figures than Kinsey's for boys' pre-adolescent masturbation – but it is worth noting that in the long run the reports have earned themselves widespread acceptance as an important (though not definitive) source.
5. B. Malinowski, The Sexual Life of Savages in North West Melanesia, Halcyon House, New York, 1929. ^
15. A detailed and humorously related account of several disaster-strewn attempts to shed his virginity (embarrassments and failures being caused simply by the sexual ignorance of either partner) is given by one man in. Money and P. Tucker, Sexual Signatures, Little Brown, Boston, 1975, pp. 210-13.
24. I believe Bender and Blau meant simply that he was introduced to anal intercourse. There is no suggestion, nor ought there to be, that this experience would determine his future sexual orientation. See Chapter 3.
28. Wilhelm Stekel, in his Patterns of Psychosexual Infantilism, Liveright, New York, 1952, objected to this term on the grounds that the word 'perverse' could not properly be used in connection with a normal attribute. He preferred the word 'panerotic', which certainly has a less pejorative ring to it.
29. Lindy Burton, Vulnerable Children, op. cit. ^