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.
Arousing America's curiosity (Season 1)
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In the late 1990s Johnson opened the "Virginia Johnson Masters Learning Center", in Creve Coeur, Missouri, providing advice on overcoming sexual dysfunction. 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