Feminism, gender norms and cellphone etiquette part of this year’s ‘Singles in America’ study

We may not agree on what feminism means; but whatever their definition, singles view feminism and changing gender norms positively, according to this year’s “Singles in America” study. “Match’s annual ‘Singles in America’ study has once again uncovered some remarkable new trends — including men’s overwhelmingly positive view of feminism and feminists, in the boardroom […]

New survey looks at attitudes, behaviors and challenges of LGBTQ singles

A new survey by Match.com and Justin Garcia, a Ruth Halls assistant professor of gender studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and research scientist at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, looks at the evolving attitudes, behaviors and challenges of the single LGBTQ population. The new LGBTQ in America study is an expansion of […]

Has virginity lost its virtue? Kinsey study finds adults who wait to have sex are stigmatized

When it comes to sex, the message historically has been it is better to wait. But how long is too long to wait to have sex? A recent study by researchers at the Kinsey Institute titled “Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Relationship Stigma Associated with Being a Sexually Inexperienced Adult,” found that people who wait to […]

The secret to scoring a second date? Sushi and politics

Getting up the nerve to ask someone out on a first date can be tough. But how do you create an experience that leads to a second date and potentially a lifelong romance? According to this year’s Singles in America study from Match.com, sushi, political discourse and an after-dinner drink can help singles score that […]

The legacy of Paul Gebhard

Post courtesy of IU Communications colleague, Milana Katic: When I was asked to film Paul Gebhard in August 2014, I wasn’t fully aware of the unique opportunity I had been given. Like me, most people wouldn’t recognize his name right off the bat. However, everyone seems to know the name of his former employer and […]

5 Questions with psychologist, sex researcher Tierney Lorenz

What does exercise have to do with sex and depression? What is sexual medicine? In this Q&A, Tierney Lorenz, post-doctoral fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, talks about her fascination with mind-body interactions and why this health psychologist added sex research to her pursuits.

Hugh Hefner, Ann Call (Alfred Kinsey’s daughter) discuss the ‘seismic’ Kinsey Report into Female Sexuality

This BBC interview is a lot of fun — Hugh Hefner and Ann Call, daughter of famed zoologist and sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, take us back 60 years to the outcry surrounding the release of “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.” “All these people came to him with questions they realized they should know the […]

‘Oh! Dr. Kinsey!’

Today marks the 60th anniversary of “K Day” – the day the media were allowed to report on the female version of the sensational Kinsey Reports, the book “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.” The more than 830 pages and $8 price tag didn’t stop it from being a bestseller, and every bit as controversial […]

Childbirth: Life-changing and brain-changing

For many parents, the early months with a newborn can feel like an altered state of reality. Sleep deprivation. A fragile young life making odd noises. Loads and loads of laundry. In addition to being life-changing, the birth of a child might be brain-changing, as well. A new study from The Kinsey Institute at Indiana […]