Kinsey Institute Newsletter Summer 2023

Upcoming Events

September 21 Author Event: Rachel Gross
Morgenstern Books, 7pm

September 22 Kinsey Institute Lecture Series: Rachel Gross
328 Lindley Hall, 12pm

Dr. Stephanie Sanders

Announcing the Cynthia Plaster Caster Collection

The collection documents rock & roll history in artwork, diaries ,and rock memorabilia from this renowned artist.

Dr. Stephanie Sanders Appointed Research Director

Beginning July 1st, Dr. Sanders will oversee research activities at the Kinsey Institute.

Research Brief: Fetal Development Markers and Abortion Attitudes

Do fetal development markers influence people's attitudes toward the legality of abortion?

Collections Highlight: The Bullwinkle's Mural

A new item in our Special Collections celebrates local Bloomington LGBTQ+ history and culture

Congratulations to 2023 Fellows and Scholars

Meet our 2023 Ogden Curatorial Scholars and Scholars of Sexology Fellows

Faculty Awards

 Dr. Cynthia Graham, 2023 Masters & Johnson Award, Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)

Dr. Stephen Porges, 2023 Distinguished Scientist Award, Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Dr. I. India Thusi, Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University

Recent Research & Publications

Bueno, X., LaRoche, K. J., Crawford, B. L., Turner, R. C., Lo, W.-J., & Jozkowski, K. N. (2023). Do Fetal Development Markers Influence Attitudes toward Abortion Legality? Social Currents10(2), 107–120. DOI: 10.1177/23294965221137830

Drouin M, Hernandez E, Machette A, Garcia JR, Boyd RL. An exploration of marks/injuries related to BDSM sexual experiences. Sex Med. 2023 Jun 2;11(3):qfad020. doi: 10.1093/sexmed/qfad020.

Greer, K.M., Simić Stanojević, I., Cary, K.M., PettyJohn, M.E., Piatt, J.J., & Yarber, W.L. (2023). Barriers to Reporting and Lack of Equitable Support: Abortion Access for Adults with Autism Experiencing Rape-Related Pregnancy Post-Roe. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 24:4, 506-519. DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2023.2212405

Peterson, Zoë D.  (2023) Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Sexual Initiation Strategies Scale (SISS): A New Self-Report Measure of Sexual Aggression Perpetration History. J Sex Research, 60:1, 91-113.  DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2022.2130856

Santaguida, M., & Dubé, S. Sexual Health in Space: a 5-year Scoping Review. Current Sexual Health Reports, (2023). DOI: 10.1007/s11930-023-00368-9

Find more research publications here

Selected Media

Put ‘Great Sex’ on Your Vacation To-Do List." Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2023.

"We need to know how to have sex in space, scientists say. Here’s why it will be so hard, but so important." Insider, July 23, 2023.

"What you should know if there’s no sexual attraction for your partner, according to a therapist." CNN, July 17, 2023.

"A year since the abortion rulings, here is what changed." Noon Edition, NPR, July 12, 2023.

"And Just Like That, Sex Talk Comes to the Office." Wall Street Journal, , July 2, 2023.

Find more media coverage of our research here

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