SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE [and] SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN FEMALE
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE [and] SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN FEMALE
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE [and] SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN FEMALE
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE [and] SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN FEMALE

SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE [and] SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN FEMALE

Philadelphia and London: W.B. Saunders Company, 1968. Hardcover. From the private library of Hugh Hefner, with periodic underlining and marginalia to the first volume and Playboy Library markings to both. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation. Long before there was a Playboy magazine, let alone a Playboy Mansion, there was a psychology student at Northwestern University who wrote a term paper comparing the sexual behavior unearthed in Kinsey’s 1948 report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), with prevailing social attitudes and the law. As Hefner recalled, "Kinsey had a tremendous impact on me. It supplied the evidence that proved the things I had been feeling for so many years, which was that what we said about our sexuality was not what we did. That we were hypocrites, and out of that came a good deal of hurt." This sexual awakening played an essential role in the formation of Playboy, which first appeared in December 1953, five years after the first Kinsey Report and three months before the second. Later, Hefner drew heavily on Kinsey when writing the Playboy Philosophy, his own manifesto on human sexuality, which was published over 22 issues of Playboy from December 1962 to May 1965. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth bindings, with blue and gilt stamping. The front hinge of the first volume has been expertly repaired. Some general shelfwear to both volumes. Housed in a custom burgundy cloth slipcase, with a gilt-stamped black leather label. Item #68945

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