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Video Conversations with Dr. Paul Gebhard

In fall 2014, we sat down with former Kinsey Institute Researcher and Director, Dr. Paul Gebhard, to talk about his experiences as a part of the Kinsey research team. Paul was hired by Dr. Kinsey to help with the interview project at The Institute for Sex Research, and was an author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. He served as director from 1956-1982. You can watch a larger version of these videos and find more videos about our research on our YouTube channel.

Paul Gebhard on The Kinsey Scale and Other Sex Research

(2:09 mins; mp4 video)

Former Kinsey Institute Director Dr. Paul Gebhard talks about the history of the famous 'Kinsey Scale' and other sex research.

The Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale, popularly called the 'Kinsey Scale' was developed by Alfred Kinsey and his colleagues Wardell Pomeroy and Clyde Martin in 1948, in order to account for research findings that showed people did not fit into neat and exclusive heterosexual or homosexual categories.


Paul Gebhard Comments on the 2004 Kinsey Movie

(1:08 mins; mp4 video)

"Kinsey came out smelling like a rose, and I came out looking like a cad." Dr. Gebhard talks about his view of the movie, and shares some impressions of his meeting with actor Liam Neeson during filming.


Paul Gebhard Talks About Conducting the Kinsey Research Interviews

(2:25 mins; mp4 video)

Former Kinsey Institute Director and original researcher Dr. Paul Gebhard talks about what it was like to conduct the original sexual history interviews that generated the data for the famous Kinsey Reports.


Paul Gebhard on The Creation of The Institute for Sex Research (the Precursor of The Kinsey Institute)

(3:26 mins; mp4 video)

Former Kinsey Institute Director and original researcher Dr. Paul Gebhard talks about the decision to incorporate the original Institute of Sex Research as a separate research entity, and public reactions to the establishment of the Institute in the 1950s.


Paul Gebhard Shares His First Meeting with Dr. Alfred Kinsey

(2:47 mins; mp4 video)

Former Kinsey Institute Director and original researcher Dr. Paul Gebhard talks about meeting Dr. Alfred Kinsey for the first time.



Paul Gebhard Talks About Famous Sex Research Pioneers Masters & Johnson

(3:34 mins; mp4 video)

Former Kinsey Institute Director and original researcher Dr. Paul Gebhard reminisces about his friendship with famous sex researchers Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson.


How Paul Gebhard Got His Start with Dr. Kinsey and Sex Research

(1:28 mins; mp4 video)

Former Kinsey Institute Director and original researcher Dr. Paul Gebhard talks about how he first became involved with Alfred Kinsey's research project and the Institute of Sex Research.



Paul Gebhard Shares His Thoughts About Gay Marriage in the US

(1:18 mins; mp4 video)

Former Kinsey Institute Director and original researcher Dr. Paul Gebhard shares his opinion of legalizing gay marriage in the United States, and his history with the organization the Daughters of Bilitis.

More videos on our Video Page »


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