Due to renovations, Kinsey Library open by appointment only. No tours/exhibits available until further notice.
The Kinsey Institute is powered by curiosity and inspired by humanity.
Our mission: To foster and promote a greater understanding of human sexuality and relationships through impactful research, outreach, education, and historical preservation
Our vision: To be the premier research institute on human sexuality and relationships
The Kinsey Institute relies on volunteers to assist with the collections, guiding tours, and staffing our reception area. Contact us to learn more.
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.
The exploration of love, sexuality, and well-being starts with a desire to learn—in the classroom and online.
The Flower of Aphrodite is the symbol of the Kinsey Institute. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, and sexual rapture. Her flower, the red anemone, symbolizes love and the rebirth of spring. The stylized flower comprises six vesica piscii. Aphrodite held the number six sacred for its representation of equilibrium, harmony, and balance.
Sexuality, love, and 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.Pledge your support