The Kinsey Institute 

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Our vision: To be the premier research institute on human sexuality and relationships

Our mission: To foster and promote a greater understanding of human sexuality and relationships through research, outreach, education, and historical preservation


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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.

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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, and well-being, and give a diverse field of researchers the resources they need to make new discoveries.

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