The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, often shortened to Kinsey Institute, exists "to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction".
The Institute was founded as the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947 by Alfred Kinsey, then an entomologist and zoologist at IU. Indiana University is the flagship campus of the Indiana University system. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Alfred Charles Kinsey (June 23 1894 &ndash August 25 1956 was an American Biologist and professor of Entomology and Zoology, who in 1947 Its original goals were the study of human sexuality and human sexual behavior. Generally speaking human sexuality is how people experience and express themselves as sexual beings Human sexual behavior or different human sexual practices encompass a wide range of activities such as strategies to find or attract partners ( Mating and display In 1948 and 1953 the Institute published two monographs on human sexuality, generally now known as the Kinsey Reports. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Kinsey Reports are two books on Human sexual behavior, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948 and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female
Ever since, the Institute, the reports and Kinsey himself have been the subject of controversy. Among its functions is to preserve the supporting materials of the Kinsey Reports and subsequent publications, making them available for new research while preserving confidentiality. The Institute also provides a sexuality information service for students (KISISS) now known as Kinsey Confidential.