Our mission: To foster and promote a greater understanding of human sexuality and relationships through research, outreach, education, and historical preservation
Our goal: To be the premier research institute on human sexuality and relationships
Highlights of our research, collections, education program, and events.
Established in 1947, the Kinsey Institute is the trusted source for critical issues in sexuality, gender, and reproduction.
Our faculty and staff advance the institute's mission through research, historical preservation, education, and outreach.
Our research involves disciplines from neuroscience and psychology to anthropology and gender studies.
As a research institute devoted to the study of human sexuality, the Kinsey Institute continues to explore the complexities of sexual and gender diversity and variation in sexual and relationship experiences.
Documenting the diversity of the human experience lies at the heart of our research mission and is instrumental to our institutional success.
The Flower of Aphrodite is the symbol of the Kinsey Institute. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of desire, love, sexuality, and maternal reproduction. The stylized red anemone, a flower associated with her, is composed of six vesica piscii. Ancient Greeks held the number six sacred for its representation of equilibrium, harmony, and balance.
Sexuality and intimate relationships are essential to our individual and collective well-being. Your support will help the Kinsey Institute advance research and education in the science of love, sexuality, gender, and sexual health, and give a diverse field of researchers the resources they need to make new discoveries.Pledge your support