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Virginia Johnson, Widely Published Collaborator in Sex Research, Dies at 88
NYT ^ | 7/25/13 | MARGALIT FOX

Posted on 07/26/2013 7:12:41 AM PDT by Borges

Virginia E. Johnson, a writer, researcher and sex therapist who with her longtime collaborator, William H. Masters, helped make the frank discussion of sex in postwar America possible if not downright acceptable, died on Wednesday in St. Louis. She was 88. Her son, Scott Johnson, confirmed the death, The Associated Press reported.

Dr. Masters was a gynecologist on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis when he began his research into human sexuality in the mid-1950s. Ms. Johnson, who joined him in 1957 after answering an advertisement for an assistant, worked alongside him for more than three decades. She was variously his research associate, wife and former wife.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: humansexuality; mastersandjohnson; obituary; research; sexresearch; virginiajohnson

1 posted on 07/26/2013 7:12:41 AM PDT by Borges
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2 posted on 07/26/2013 7:13:42 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

She was a glorified slut and adulteress.


3 posted on 07/26/2013 7:20:19 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Borges

So, just what did they do for humanity?


4 posted on 07/26/2013 7:36:53 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Borges
More than any investigator before them, Masters and Johnson moved sex out of the bedroom and into the laboratory, where it could be observed, measured, recorded, quantified and compared.

And yet, with all their "knowledge" they were never able to measure the sacredness of the sexual expression between a married man and woman and how God plays His part in their marriage.

5 posted on 07/26/2013 7:38:44 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Army Air Corps

They permanently killed the myth of the vaginal orgasm.


6 posted on 07/26/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Borges

They may have had doctorates, but they belong in the same social class as Hugh Hefner.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 7:43:24 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: allendale

One of the Ten Great Deconstructors of Society in the 20th. Century.


8 posted on 07/26/2013 7:50:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
They permanently killed the myth of the vaginal orgasm.

Is that better or worse to have in your obituary than "aspiring rapper"?

9 posted on 07/26/2013 7:53:16 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It probably made more women happy. Freud had a whole thing about the superiority of the vaginal orgasm over the “immature” clitoral orgasm, leading a lot of women to feel inferior or that they were somehow flawed when they couldn’t achieve it. M&J proved there was only one kind.


10 posted on 07/26/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Borges

Did she go out with a bang?


11 posted on 07/26/2013 8:10:18 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Did she go out with a bang?

Good one!

12 posted on 07/26/2013 8:12:40 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: Borges
A special niche is waiting in the Seventh Circle for this woman!


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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13 posted on 07/26/2013 8:24:49 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Borges

couple of sick freaks


14 posted on 07/26/2013 8:35:19 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
They permanently killed the myth of the vaginal orgasm.

Probably TMI...but they never spoke to Mrs. Buckeye.


15 posted on 07/26/2013 8:35:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Freud was a sicko himself


16 posted on 07/26/2013 8:36:02 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Does any analytic discussion of sexuality have to be sick?


17 posted on 07/26/2013 8:41:41 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

No, But somehow associating it with liberalism certainly makes it seem so.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 9:24:07 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

How was Master’s and Johnson liberal? Maybe there’s a part of their research I don’t know about. Or Freud for that matter who was basically a conservative. His view of humanity was not rosy colored by any means.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 9:35:04 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

well I wouldn’t say any but the stuff this goofball talked about and Freud talked about sure was


20 posted on 07/26/2013 9:36:01 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I don’t know enough about this woman but Freud sure didn’t.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 9:59:56 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Freud was a sicko


22 posted on 07/26/2013 10:00:49 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Personally or in his work? His work is very clear and lucid.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 10:14:00 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

He created a fake and destructive pseudo science in order to label evil as sick.

STAY AWAY FROM PSYCHOLOGISTS, PEOPLE


24 posted on 07/26/2013 10:18:01 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

On dear. Psychoanalysis and therapy has helped many people. It was always around in one form or another...Freud just moved it from the Confessional booth and Pastor’s house to the medical field.


25 posted on 07/26/2013 10:20:35 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

It has destroyed many people with its inherent “self actualization” selfishness. No it has not “helped” many people asking questions like “what’s in it for me?” And breaking up families and justifying cutting people off. It is a sick and wrong field.

See “Against Therapy: Emotional Tyranny and the Myth of Psychological Healing” by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson


26 posted on 07/26/2013 10:26:22 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Borges
Freud just moved it from the Confessional booth and Pastor’s house to the medical field.

And in the medical field they were then able to start redefining disorders, such as homosexuality, as normal.
27 posted on 07/26/2013 10:26:58 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: yldstrk

If you cut Christ out of the proceedings then true healing is never possible.


28 posted on 07/26/2013 10:27:53 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

yes indeed


29 posted on 07/26/2013 10:32:02 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Borges

she made “fake but relavent” part of science. They lied about their data and observations in order to market junk science.


30 posted on 07/26/2013 10:37:16 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Borges

Freud was a nut. You can tell because he thought we were all nuts, and he considered himself typical (thus why he dismissed all claims to cocaine’s addictiveness, because he didn’t get hooked). So think of every odd trait Freud insisted everyone has (but you probably don’t, and most people clearly don’t) and understand Freud had them all. Still some useful and interesting insights into the human condition, but still a man with serious issues whose primary method of dealing with them was declaring they were normal.


31 posted on 07/26/2013 10:39:35 AM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m happy for Mrs. Buckeye, and all women are different, with different sensitivities and sensitiveness, but stimulation all leads, physiologically, to the same nerves and the same chain reaction. The issue was more about the inferiority or superiority of one over the other.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 10:47:09 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: yldstrk
STAY AWAY FROM PSYCHOLOGISTS, PEOPLE

You should check out the Scientologists. You have a lot in common.

33 posted on 07/26/2013 10:49:44 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Borges

Liberals will endorse anything that leads to debauchery. Queen nancy’s fake indignation notwithstanding.


34 posted on 07/26/2013 11:05:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

You should check out the Catholic Church, you need it


35 posted on 07/26/2013 11:12:33 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Been there, done that.


36 posted on 07/26/2013 11:14:28 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

you are always welcome back


37 posted on 07/26/2013 11:16:35 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

By the way, you might want to check out the church’s position on psychology.


38 posted on 07/26/2013 11:18:10 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

it is of the other


39 posted on 07/26/2013 11:19:51 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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