Kinsey Confidential Helps New College Students, And Just About Everyone Else
KinseyConfidential.org is the Kinsey Institute’s online sexuality information service designed to meet the sexual health information needs of young adults. New and returning students gathering this week at Indiana University bring their own issues and concerns, and help to shape the content of Kinsey Confidential.
"As new students enter college this fall, we want to be sure that the message of consent and safety is out front, along with helpful facts on birth control, safer sex, body image, relationship issues, and yes, even pleasure," says Kinsey Institute Communications Director Jennifer Bass.
With a team of volunteer bloggers and regular podcasts from sex educator and researcher Dr. Debby Herbenick, Kinsey Confidential is a research-based source for news and trends and sexual health resources.
Each week, Dr. Herbenick, who is widely regarded as a women's health and sexuality expert, posts answers to questions from the email inbox. These “Q&As” on personal sex questions are available as podcasts on the site and through iTunes, in conjunction with WFIU public radio.
Among the bloggers: sociology grad student Eric Grollman brings insights on gender, race and sexual identity to challenge stereotypes and media; Kristen Jozkowski, a recent Ph.D. graduate in Public Health, explains and illuminates issues of consent and sexual assault; and Kristen Mark, in Applied Health Science/Public Health, discusses research and clarifies topics from sexual communication and pleasure to brain research.
Adam Fischer, Jennifer Bass, Natalie Ingraham, Bradley Blankenship, Sarah Burnett, Marie Metelnick, and Jodie Sackley also contribute to the site.
This fall we welcome Kasey Snyder, an IU graduate student in Library Sciences who will be sharing highlights from the Kinsey Institute Library collections.
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