The Kinsey Institute New Report on Sex: What You Must Know to Be Sexually Literate

June Reinisch, Author, Ruth Beasley, Author St. Martin's Press $22.95 (540p) ISBN 978-0-312-05268-3
Despite its intimidating subtitle, this is an immensely useful and informative compendium. Writing with Beasley, former assistant director of the Kinsey Institute, syndicated columnist Reinisch, director of the Institute, presents her responses to hundreds of queries addressed to the Institute. Coverage ranges from the ABCs of making love to discussions of emotional commitment, sexual dysfunction, contraception, homosexuality and sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. There is a section on puberty written for young adults, as well as material of special interest to parents, couples with problems conceiving, people over 50 and the disabled. Supplemented by illustrations and diagrams, this primer dispels misinformation and fears surrounding sexuality with responsible, frank, detailed advice. It includes the results of a Kinsey/Roper survey revealing widespread sexual ignorance nationwide. 100,000 first printing; $100,000 ad/promo; first serial to Woman; author tour. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1990
Release date: 10/01/1990
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