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Floyd Martinson

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Floyd Martinson

Floyd Mansfield Martinson (11 Nov 1916 - 23 Apr 2000) was a pioneer in child sexuality research, contributing more to that field than anyone else in his lifetime. 9 books and over 50 scholarly papers are among his contributions, many of which are available on Ipce.[1] He was the fourth person to receive the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality's Kinsey Award.[2]

Martinson held liberal views on intergenerational intimacy:

Commentators on this subject like Floyd Martinson, sociologist at Minnesota’s Gustavus Adolphus College, emphasize the quality of the adult-child relationship. "Intimate human relations are important and precious. I'd like to see as few restrictions placed on them as possible."

From Cradle-to-Grave Intimacy: Some Researchers Openly Argue That 'Anything Goes' for Children, quoted in Martinson's autobiography.[3]