Shere Hite

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Shere Hite
Shirley Diana Gregory

(1942-11-02)November 2, 1942
DiedSeptember 9, 2020(2020-09-09) (aged 77)
London, England, U.K.
CitizenshipGerman (formerly American)
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Known forResearch pertaining to female sexuality
Scientific career

Shere Hite (born as Shirley Diana Gregory; November 2, 1942 – September 9, 2020) was an American and a German feminist and sexologist. She was known for her research on women's orgasms. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality was published in 1976. The report is Hite's most famous work.

Early life[change | change source]

Hite was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. She received her masters degree in History from the University of Florida in 1967. She then moved to New York City.

Personal life[change | change source]

In 1985 Hite married Friedrich Horicke, a German concert pianist.[1] The couple divorced in 1999.

She moved to Germany in 1989 and became a German citizen in 1996. She isn't an American citizen anymore.

Hite died on September 9, 2020 in London from problems caused by Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, aged 77.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Parnell's country estate on water's edge". 7 October 2013. Archived from the original on 23 April 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019 – via
  2. Weaver, Matthew (10 September 2020). "'She began the real sexual revolution for women': Shere Hite dies aged 77". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 September 2020.