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
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.
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