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Sexes: Sexology on the Defensive

New questions about the research of the pioneers It might have been a scene from a TV courtroom drama. At the Sixth World Congress of Sexology in Washington,...

Virginia Johnson

There may never have been a topic people thought about more but understood less than their own sexuality. That all changed in 1966 thanks to Virginia Johnson,...

The Sexes: Street-Corner Sex Clinics

Anyone can call himself a sexologist, or expert in human sexuality. These days more and more unqualified men and women are doing just that. In hundreds of "sex...

Medicine: Just How Does AIDS Spread?

First there was the news everybody wanted to hear: a New York physician writing in Cosmopolitan reassured women that there is practically no risk of contracting...

Medicine: Special Report: Good and Bad News About AIDS

The barrage of scary rhetoric and hyperbole began not long after young homosexual men started dying by the thousands in the early 1980s. Dire warnings of an AIDS...

Medicine: An Outbreak of Sensationalism

Most people think that fear should have no place in the cool, reasoned realm of medicine. But its presence, strengthened by prejudice and denial, has whipsawed...

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