Kinsey Institute Winter 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Mar 2: Applications  open for Summer Human Sexuality Intensive course.
Deadline April 15

Mar 19 - May 21: Exhibition: Austin Osman Spare: Psychopathia Sexualis
Iceberg Projects Gallery, Chicago IL

April 28, 7:30-8:30pm: Spring Book Club: Dirty Works by Brett Gary
Morgenstern Books, Bloomington IN / Livestream TBA

Our 2021 Annual Report cover features an image by artist Emilio Sanchez.

2021 Annual Report Available Online

Highlights of our year in research, education programming, and collections activities.

Our Anniversary Celebration Hits the Road

Watch out for these customized Kinsey Institute buses on IU Bloomington bus routes during 2022!

Kraft-Kinsey Awardee: Rose Zinnia

Our 2021 awardee, Creative Writing MFA student Rose Zinnia, is a poet, editor, and graphic designer.

Introducing Dev Montanez

Welcome our new Administrative Coordinator to the Kinsey Institute team.

Recent Research & Publications

Blumenstock, S. M. (2021). Expectations and Sexual Desire in Romantic Relationships: An Experimental Investigation of Pleasure and Emotional Closeness Expectancies among Young Adults. The Journal of Sex Research. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2021.1991260.

Gesselman, A. N., Kaufman, E. M., Marcotte, A. S., Reynolds, T. A., & Garcia, J. R. (2022). Engagement with Emerging Forms of Sextech: Demographic Correlates from a National Sample of Adults in the United States, The Journal of Sex Research. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2021.2007521.

O’Sullivan, L.F., Belu, C.F., Garcia, J.R. (2022). Loving you from afar: Attraction to others (“crushes”) among adults in exclusive relationships, communication, perceived outcomes, and expectations of future intimate involvement. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 39(2):413-434. doi:10.1177/02654075211038612.

Thusi, I. I. (2022). Girls, Assaulted. Northwestern University Law Review,116 (4), 911-961.

Selected Media

“Sex Toy Take-Off and COVID-19 Fear.” Forbes, January 26.

“A 1A Valentine's Day: Broken Hearts And Why Romance Novels Are More Timely Than Ever.” NPR Radio, February 14.

“Pandemic shifts priorities of singles toward commitment, stability.” Kare11 (NBC), February 14.

“Unlocking the Love Code.” Psychology Today, February 14.

“Why Are We Addicted to Love?” Discover Magazine, February 14.

SAVE THE DATE: September 8-9

The Kinsey Institute 75th Anniversary Research Symposium in Bloomington will feature lectures by current and past Kinsey Institute researchers, and appearances by recent research award fellows, and more!

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