History of the research

The systematic research on human sexual life are relatively new. The pioneers was psychiatrists who have made in-depth studies of sexual dysfunction in the late nineteenth century.

And so, in 1886 the Austrian Richard von Krafft-Ebing published a book Psychopathia sexualis.

In 1896 Italian psychiatrist Pasquale Penta released the first magazine devoted to sexual issueses Archivio delle Psicopatie Sessue.

In the same year the British Havelock Ellis started publishing his Studies in the Psychology of Sex; the final volume was released in 1928.

In 1905 the German psychiatrist Sigmund Freud published his work Three essays on the theory of sex.

In 1907 the German physician Ivan Bloch in his book Modern sex life introduced the concept of "sexology" as a separate study on the border between natural and social sciences disciplines.

In 1908 the German physician Magnus Hirschfeld begun issuing the world's first scientific journal devoted to sexology, the monthly "Zeitschrift für Sexualwissenschaft" (The Journal of Sexology), which persists only for a year.

In 1909 Albert Moll published the book "The Sexual Life of the Chid, which creatively develops the Freud's psychoanalytic method, and in 1911 there was released the collective work Handbook of sexual science.

In the years 1912 to 1923 were issued Handbook of sexology by Ivan Bloch (Volumes "Prostitution I" and "Prostitution II") and Magnus Hirschfeld (Vol. "Homosexuality in Men and Women").

In 1913 in Berlin was founded the world's first association of sexology - the Medical Society for Sexology and Eugenics, iniciated by M. Hirschfeld and I. Bloch.

Almost at the same time, also in Berlin, A. Moll founded the International Society for Sex Research.

In 1919 M. Hirschfeld opened the world's first Instutute of Sexology in Berlin.

In 1926 took place in Berlin the I International Congress of Sex Research.

In the same year was published a famous book written by the Dutch physician Theodor Hendrik van de Velde The Perfect Marriage.

In the years 1926-1930 M. Hirschfeld releases monumental, five-volume Geschlechtskunde ("Knowledge about sex").

In 1929 the Polish-British sociologist and anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski published a book Sexual Life of Savages in the South-West Melanesia.

In 1936 the German-American psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich published The Sexual Revolution ("Sexual Revolution").

In 1947 the zoologist Alfred C. Kinsey founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University (USA). It is now the Kinsey Institute and Kinsey Foundation.

In 1948 A. Kinsey and colleagues published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, which is a summary of their long-term, large-scale social surveys.

In the same year in Mumbai begins to appear The International Journal of Sexology, and in London, The Journal of Sex Education.

In 1949 was released the book The Second Sex by
Simone de Beauvoir.

In 1953 was released the second volume of the so-called Kinsey reportSexual Behavior in the Human Female.

In 1957 in New York Hans Lehfeldt created the American Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS).

In 1965 in the U.S. begun to appear the Journal of Sex Research.

In 1966 the American sexologists William H. Masters and Virginia Johnson published Human Sexual Response.

In 1971 there was established the International Academy of Sex Research, which begun to issue the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.

In 1974 took place in Paris the I World Congress of Sexology.

In 1976 there was formed in San Francisco, CA, The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.

In 1978 in Rome was created the World Association for Sexology.

In 1991 in New Delhi there was carried out the I World Conference on Orgasm.

In 1994 the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin runs the Archive of Sexology.

In 2001 in Dubrovnik (Croatia) was carried out the conference "Social Studies of Human Sexuality."