Hugh Hefner, the International Academy of Sex Research, and Its Founding President

Hugh Hefner, the International Academy of Sex Research, and Its Founding President Arch Sex Behav (2017) 46:2211–2212 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-017-1098-y GUEST EDITORIAL Hugh Hefner, the International Academy of Sex Research, and Its Founding President Richard Green Published online: 27 October 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 ThisbriefhistoryisprovidedtothereadersofArchivesofSexual stools. The Playboy Foundation bridged the gap. When I began Behavior,the official publication of the IASR, who may be the study of mothers, currently living as lesbians, and their chil- unaware of the link. dren,Playboyprovidedseedmoney.Forthefirst‘‘lesbianmother In 1953, when I was a first year premedical student, Hugh child custody case,’’Playboy funded the mother’s attorney and Hefner (1926–2017) published the first issue of PLAYBOY her expert witness. We won. magazine,featuringanudeMarilynMonroe.PLAYBOYtookits When I discussed my long-term feminine boy study with place for my study of anatomy alongside GRAY’S. HefneratthePlayboyMansioninLosAngeles,hemadeanastute Twodecadeslater,whenIfoundedtheInternationalAcademy comment.AsIdescribedthethreegroupsofboys,feminineboys of Sex Research, we needed to be incorporated as tax-exempt. becoming gay men, feminine boys becoming straight men, and Burton Joseph, Executive Director of the Playboy Foundation, masculineboysbecomingstraightmen,tohim,themostinterest- arranged this. His letter of September 18, 1973: ing were the feminine boys maturing as straight. Hef’s only daughter, Christie, andI were on panels atprofes- Dear Dick, sional meetings. Charming, intelligent, and an advocate of sex- IhavespokenwithPlayboy’scounsel.Theyhaveassigned ual rights and the First Amendment promise of free speech, she one of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Sexual Behavior Springer Journals

Hugh Hefner, the International Academy of Sex Research, and Its Founding President

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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Psychology; Sexual Behavior; Public Health; Social Sciences, general
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0004-0002
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1573-2800
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10.1007/s10508-017-1098-y
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