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cover art "Your Sex Questions Answered"
Kinsey Confidential Show at KI Gallery
Common sex questions are answered using items from the Kinsey Institute collection. The gallery is open to the public every weekday from 2 to 4 pm.

Fall 2007


Erick Janssen Publishes The Psychophysiology of Sex

Kinsey Institute researcher Erick Janssen presents a collection of papers and essays on the psychophysiology of sex.

Library Patrons Talk About the KI Library

The extensive resources of the KI Library lend themselves to countless research topics. We speak with three recent patrons about what drew them to the Kinsey Institute for their research.

APA Monitor on Politics of Sex Research

Dr. Erick Janssen appears in a American Psychology Association Monitor story on politically-motivated attacks in recent years on funding for research.

KI Researcher Zoë Peterson Examines "Wantedness" and Sexual Assault

Dr. Zoë Peterson, a recent Kinsey Institute Research Fellow, discusses the concept of "wantedness" in incidents of non-consensual sex on college campuses, and the implications it holds for victims of sexual assault.

John Bancroft's Editorial Gives Context to New Study on Aging

The New England Journal of Medicine releases a new study on sexuality and aging. Dr. John Bancroft, Kinsey Institute Researcher and Director Emeritus, offers his commentary in a guest editorial.

Friends of the Kinsey Institute Recent Events

The Friends of the Kinsey Institute Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Grant Program, and a fun summer picnic in Bloomington.

Former Director Dr. Paul Gebhard Celebrates His 90th Birthday

One of Alfred Kinsey's original research staff, and later head of The Kinsey Institute, Dr. Paul Gebhard celebrated his 90th birthday at a luncheon with Kinsey Institute staff and researchers.

Kinsey Confidential Show Debuts at the KI Gallery

A new show opened at the Kinsey Institute Gallery on Friday, August 27th, and runs through Friday, December 21st. The exhibit answers common questions about sexuality using a variety of items from the KI art collections.

Upcoming Events

SSSS Comes to Indy and Bloomington This Fall

The Kinsey Institute is proud to co-sponsor the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in Indianapolis this fall. Attendees will be offered tours of The Kinsey Institute, and the KI Gallery Show "Expressive Bodies" will be showing at The Herron Gallery in Indianapolis from October 19th - November 18th.

60th Anniversary Research Panel Announced

To mark the 60th anniversary of The Kinsey Institute, our researchers will present current projects and discuss pressing issues in sexual health and sex behavior at a panel on Thursday, October 18th. The panel will be held from 7 - 8:30 pm, in the Monroe County Public Library, Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington. The public is invited.


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