Sex Research & Sex Therapy

Kinsey Confidential has compiled all of our most frequently asked questions and general information about sex research and sex therapy on our Sex Research & Sex Therapy Resource Pages.

Recent Posts in the Sex Research Category:

  • Answers to Questions about Hooking up and Consent

    See my responses to some of the questions that came up during my talk at Indiana University's Sex Ed: A Real Conversation about Sexual Hook-ups in College event

  • Plugged In: Sexual Fetish Communities 1970s to the Present

    Guest Blogger Samantha Allen documents how the Internet changed fetish culture. She is the 2013 John Money Scholar in Sexology

  • Testosterone & Sexual Desire: What’s The Link?

    A new study supports the idea that there are a lot of predictors of sexual desire other than testosterone to consider.

  • What They’re Reading: Magnus Hirschfeld, And Other Treasures

    Katie Sutton studies the intersection of psychoanalysis and sexology. She is reading through archives from the Kinsey library.

  • Interactive E-Book Samples Bawdy U.S. History

    Dorothee E. Kocks's "Such Were My Temptations" investigates the United States' first sexual revolution- the one that started in the 1760s.

  • Orgasm: 400% More Satisfying With A Partner?

    What happens in your brain after intercourse, and how is it different from solo masturbation?

  • Q&A: Coregasms, Or Exercise-Induced Orgasms

    "Coregasms" can happen during a number of types of exercise, including crunches,spinning, chin-ups, yoga, running, flexed arm hang exercises, and more.

  • New Research Finds The G-Spot . . . So What?

    A new study located the G-spot and is getting lots of hype...but the findings should be taken in context.

  • How I became a…Sex Research Fellow

    Part of our "How I Became A . . ." series: Justin Garcia, a Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute, tells his story.

  • How I Became A . . . Sex Researcher

    Part of our "How I Became A . . ." series: The story of how one public health doctoral student, Nicole Smith, got into the field of sex research.

  • Q&A: How Do I Become A Sexologist?

    Depending on your interests, you can work as a sex or couples therapist, as a sexual health educator, a sex educator, advice columnist, or something else.

  • The Pros and Cons of Circumcision: Part 2

    New research from Denmark suggests that male circumcision affects sexual function--in men as well as in their female partners.

  • The Pros and Cons of Circumcision: Part 1

    Can male circumcision really reduce HIV transmission risk by 60% or more? And how can circumcision be used to battle the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa?

  • How I Became A … Sociologist Of Sexualities

    Eric contributes to the "How I Became A" series in this discussion of his journey from activism to the academy, focusing on sexual identities.

  • Book review by Christiana von Hippel: Dirty Minds

    Monogamous prairie voles, cheeseburgers, and the body's largest sex organ await in Christiana von Hippel's review of Dirty Minds

  • Sex Research Considerations: Collecting Data From Couples

    Some sex research benefits from collecting data from couples rather than individuals. However, doing this takes some methodological considerations.