Clyde E. Martin
Martin in 1958
Born(1918-01-02)January 2, 1918
DiedDecember 5, 2014(2014-12-05) (aged 96)
Alma materIndiana University
Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D.)
Known forCo-authoring the Kinsey Reports
(m. 1942)
Scientific career
InstitutionsInstitute for Sex Research
Francis Scott Key Medical Center
InfluencesAlfred Kinsey

Clyde E. Martin (January 2, 1918 – December 5, 2014) was an American sexologist. He was an assistant to Alfred Kinsey on the Kinsey Reports and served as a co-author on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.


Martin commenced study in economics at Indiana University in 1937. Soon after in December 1938 Martin actively sought out Kinsey and gave Kinsey his sexual history. The pair formed a bond, and Kinsey offered the cash-strapped Martin work in his garden. From spring 1939, he was assisting Kinsey with tabulation of his sexual history surveys. In 1941 when funding for the project was received from the National Research Council, Martin became the first researcher hired by the project.[1] In 1960 he resigned from the Institute for Sex Research to pursue his doctoral degree, receiving his Ph.D. (in social relations) from Johns Hopkins University in 1966. From 1966 until 1989, he conducted research, specializing in gerontology and sociology at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He retired in 1989, and died on 5 December 2014, aged 96.


In May 1942, Martin married his girlfriend, Alice, in the garden of the Kinseys' house.[1] Before marrying, he had a sexual relationship with Alfred Kinsey.[2][3]

In the media


  1. ^ a b "Kinsey: People & Events - The Sex Researchers of Kinsey's Inner Circle". American Experience. Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
  2. ^ Ley, David J. (2009-12-16). Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and the Men Who Love Them - David J. Ley - Google Books. ISBN 9781442200326. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  3. ^ Baumgardner, Jennifer (2008-03-04). Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics. Macmillan. p. 48. ISBN 9780374531089.