1956: Dr. Charles Alfred Kinsey, Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, dies. Fertility surgeon and specialist, Dr. William Howell Masters, also fascinated with the science surrounding human sexuality, meets future research partner, Virginia Ellis Johnson, at Washington University in Missouri.
Their work is their passion (Season 2)
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Did You Know?
In Masters and Johnson's studies from 1957 until 1965, they recorded laboratory data on the anatomy and physiology of human sexual response based on direct observation of 382 women and 312 men aged between 18 and 89 in having sex or masturbating. See more
The final season depicts Masters believing in the modern idea that sexual orientation is innate and being reluctant at best to explore gay conversion therapy. In reality, Masters was a lifelong proponent of gay conversion therapy and never abandoned the practice. See more