Today, just as in 1947, research at the Kinsey Institute seeks to illuminate the most intimate and formative aspects of our lives.
Developments in fields ranging from neuroscience and psychology to biology and gender studies inform questions asked by our scientists.Explore our research
The Kinsey Institute’s library, special collections, and scholarly archives help researchers gather and analyze data about the history of sexuality.
Publications from our research faculty and collections staff.
The Kinsey Institute Research Blog features articles from researchers on current topics in sex research.
The Heterosexual-Homosexual Rating Scale, best known as the Kinsey Scale, was developed in 1948. The scale accounted for research findings that showed people did not fit into exclusive heterosexual or homosexual categories.
Did you know sexual identity may differ from sexual attraction and sexual behavior or that "having sex" means different things to different people? The Kinsey Institute provides information about these and other topics related to sexuality, gender, and relationships.
Condoms are a critical public health strategy for disease and pregnancy prevention. But their effectiveness hinges on more than consistent use. Men and women must also use them correctly. Kinsey Institute’s Condom Use Research Team (CURT) studies the reasons condoms can fail.
Looking for more? Consult this page for a comprehensive list of publications dating back to the era of Dr. Alfred Kinsey.Research publications
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