Shere Hite

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Shere Hite
Shirley Diana Gregory

(1942-11-02) November 2, 1942 (age 77)
CitizenshipGerman (formerly American)
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Known forResearch pertaining to female sexuality
Scientific career

Shere Hite, born as Shirley Diana Gregory, (born November 2, 1942) is a former American and a German feminist and sexologist. She is 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Parnell's country estate on water's edge". 7 October 2013 – via[dead link]