Controversy is nothing new to The Kinsey Institute. It is a part of the Institute history, and an understandable response to a complex topic, the study of sexuality.
Sexual behavior in the news, such as the 2010 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior from Indiana University and the 2004 release of the Hollywood film, Kinsey, brings renewed controversy about sex research and sexual behavior.
It is our responsibility to counter myth and prejudice about the study of sex, and to stop baseless claims.
The Kinsey Institute has a fundamental responsibility to communicate research-based information about sex, identity and health, to help people make informed and healthy choices in their lives and relationships.
Historical and Recent Controversies
Dr. Alfred Kinsey's Research
Alfred C. Kinsey and the Politics of Sex Research (2004) by Dr. John Bancroft, former Kinsey Institute Director. Printed in Annual Review of Sex Research; 2004 (15): 1-39.