The Kinsey Institute Library & Special Collections offer a range of fellowship and scholarship opportunities each year to support early career scholars and encourage the use of the Kinsey Institute research collections. After the hiatus imposed by COVID-19, we are thrilled to announce the 2022-2023 awardees for the Scholars for Sexology Fellowship, the Gina Ogden… Read more »
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A recent study by Kinsey Institute researchers and colleagues compared the sex lives of lesbian women and heterosexual women to better understand differences in sexual frequency and sexual satisfaction. Although lesbian women had sex less frequently and those in longterm relationships reported a steeper decline in sexual frequency than heterosexual women, more lesbian women reported… Read more »
In 2017, during the Kinsey Institute’s 70th anniversary year, faculty and staff at the Kinsey Institute suggested a memorial to honor Dr. Kinsey for his founding of the Institute and the groundbreaking research he conducted with a multi-disciplinary team to illuminate the diversity of human sexuality. This fall, that dream will come to life with… Read more »
Monogamy has long been a hallmark of American social norms and viewed as the pinnacle of relationships. However, over the past decade in particular, attention has been gathering on alternative forms of romantic and sexual relationships. Television entertainment featuring polygamy and wife-swapping and celebrities revealing their alternative domestic arrangements in high-profile media stories have piqued… Read more »
Today we are highlighting an archival collection at the Kinsey Institute and its donor: Dr. Joanne E. Passet, Professor Emerita of History at Indiana University East. Dr. Passet has spent her career recovering the lost history of lesbian artists, academics, and activists, and celebrating their contributions to American culture and society.