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Fall 2015 Edition of Kinsey Today Newsletter Available Online
Recent research briefs, treasures from the Kinsey Institute archives, student grant winners, new researchers join the team, and more »

New Study Suggests Condoms Not the Cause of Erection Difficulties
Men in the study having erection problems with condoms exhibited other erection difficulties as well. Investigators also found that more than one-third of participants had never been taught how to use a condom correctly. Journal of Sexual Medicine, DOI:10.1111/jsm.12964

Blood Marker May Identify Risk of Postpartum Depression
KI Director Dr. Sue Carter is part of a research team that has identified a blood marker that may help clinicians identify which new mothers are at highest risk of developing postpartum depression (PPD).

Is the Romantic Kiss a Human Universal?
Dr. Justin Garcia and co-authors found less than half of cultures surveyed participate in romantic–sexual kissing. The more socially complex the culture, the higher frequency of kissing. Read the study »

SCAM ALERT: Fake Studies Listed on CraigsList
We have been contacted by several people about ads appearing on CraigsList claiming to be for studies run by The Kinsey Institute. This is NOT a legitimate Kinsey Institute study. If you run across this ad, please flag it and report it to CraigsList. We strongly suggest you do NOT contact the advertisers or provide them with any personal information. If you ever have a question about a Kinsey Institute study, you can contact us at, or find study listings on our website at

KI Presents Podcasts Available on iTunes and IU Podcast
You can now find all the "KI Presents: Conversations with Sex Researchers" podcasts through the iTunes store, or through the Indiana University podcast service, IU Podcasts. Search for "kinsey institute" or "kinsey institute presents."

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