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Welcome Sue Carter, New Director of The Kinsey Institute
Indiana University has appointed Sue Carter, a pioneering leader in the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology, as 6th director of The Kinsey Institute, effective November 1. Welcome, Dr. Carter!

Dr. Stephanie Sanders Honored with Distinguished Service Award
Kinsey Institute Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist Dr. Stephanie Sanders has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Research Suggests Postmenopausal Women with Young Children May Suffer Less Symptoms
A new study has found that the multicultural tradition of grandmothering might help some women temper their hot flashes and night sweats during menopause. Read more in this Kinsey Today article.

Fall 2014 Edition of Kinsey Today Newsletter Available Online
Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit, research on menopause, new books, student grant applications  and more »

Applications Open for John Money Fellowship
The John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology supports graduate students whose scholarly work would benefit from the use of library and archival materials at The Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Applications are due by December 29, 2014. Application & information here »

Kinsey Institute Welcomes New Affiliate Faculty
We are pleased to welcome several new affiliated faculty this fall: Dr. Silvia Bigatti and Dr. Kathryn Coe of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI; Dr. Kristen Mark, Director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab at University of Kentucky; and Dr. Paul Wright of The Media School at IU Bloomington.

New Study Released on Single Parents & Dating
KI researcher Dr. Justin Garcia is part of a team who have released a new study on "Dating and Sexual Behavior Among Single Parents of Young Children in the United States." Available online at The Journal for Sex Research.

New Study on Orgasm Rates Compares Genders & Orientation
A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine co-authored by Justin Garcia, Kim Wallen, Elisabeth Lloyd and Helen Fisher analyzes singles data to uncover differences in sexual outcomes. Among the findings: men of all orientations report the highest rates of orgasm, followed by lesbian women, heterosexual women, and bisexual women.

Fall Exhibitions Open in KI Gallery September 19
Undress Me presents vintage photographs of women in lingerie from the KI collection paired with corsets, slips, brassieres, and other articles of clothing on loan from the Sage Collection at Indiana University. The Taste of Seduction examines the rich tradition of linking the enjoyment of food and drink with sex and arousal.

SCAM ALERT: Fake Studies Listed on CraigsList
We have been contacted by several people about ads appearing on CraigsList claiming to be for studies run by The Kinsey Institute. This is NOT a legitimate Kinsey Institute study. If you run across this ad, please flag it and report it to CraigsList. We strongly suggest you do NOT contact the advertisers or provide them with any personal information. If you ever have a question about a Kinsey Institute study, you can contact us at, or find study listings on our website at

New Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Program
The Kinsey Institute and IU Dean of Students office at Indiana University will collaborate to develop a Sexual Assault Prevention Program for the Bloomington campus.
Researchers Justin Garcia, Leslie Fasone and Carol McCord will work with IU students to gather information about the prevalence of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and victimization incidents on campus. This project is supported by a grant from the Women's Philanthropy Fund at Indiana University.

KI Presents Podcasts Available on iTunes and IU Podcast
You can now find all the "KI Presents: Conversations with Sex Researchers" podcasts through the iTunes store, or through the Indiana University podcast service, IU Podcasts. Search for "kinsey institute" or "kinsey institute presents."

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