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What You Might Not Know About Sex

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We are fascinated by sex. We are titillated too, of course, and often embarrassed, but more than anything else, I believe we are curious. Showtime’s new drama focused on the lives and work of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson is counting on that curiosity. The show, titled Masters of Sex, is based on well-regarded 2009 biography of the same name, written by Thomas Maier and published by Basic Books. It is not the first time that the work of such ground-breaking sex researchers has caught our attention: Masters and Johnson was also the subject of a 1996 A&E biographical portrait titled “Masters and Johnson – The Science of Sex.” And then there is Alfred Kinsey, whose research into…

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