• Marriage Inequality As A Public Health Issue

    Research shows that getting married comes with health benefits. Many doctors believe that legalizing same-sex marriage would be a good step for public health.

  • A Way To Go In Expanding HIV Testing Access

    Efforts to make HIV testing more accessible need to consider privacy, cost and health knowledge.

  • Breast Intentions: The Complex Reality of Implants

    Breast augmentation is the most common form of plastic surgery in the United States.

  • 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?

  • Using Simulation To Understand STI Transmission

    Guest Blogger Emily Nagoski gives a primer on 'agent based modeling' and how it may help to predict STI transmission risk.

  • Q&A: Could Natural Supplements Help To Increase My Sexual Desire?

    Ever since Viagra was approved for use among men, there has been an increased interest to identify a medication for women that would enhance their arousal.

  • Q&A: My Roommate Used My Vibrator Without Telling Me

    Sharing sex toys should always be done with care, and borrowing someone’s toy without telling them can be risky.

  • Two Cases Of Criminal HIV Infection

    Two recent legal cases around knowingly transmitting HIV to another person have hit the news. But does prosecution for this action make sense?

  • Female Safer Sex Pack From The (UK) Lesbian & Gay Foundation

    The UK organization The Lesbian and Gay Foundation recently announced the creation of a Female Safer Sex Pack for bisexual and lesbian women.

  • Male Circumcision & STI Prevention: A Link?

    More and more attention is focusing on the possibility of male circumcision as a risk reduction tool for HIV/AIDS but the research so far is inconclusive.

  • Q&A: Gonorrhea Or Chlamydia From A Soda Cup?

    A podcast busts some myths about gonorrhea and chlamydia. Unfortunately for the reader, this includes her boyfriend's story that he got it from a soda cup.

  • Q&A: Lambskin Condoms Vs. Latex Condoms

    Lambskin vs. latex in the great condom debate - this Kinsey Confidential explains why latex is better for sexual health and other options available.

  • Women In (Sex) Science – Kinsey Style

    A week ago a few Kinsey Institute interns and research assistants participated in Indiana University's Women in Science Program's annual research conference.

  • Hello From Mardi Gras In New Orleans!

    Natalie blogs direct from New Orleans about Mardi Gras celebrations and the wide variety of ways the city celebrates this traditional festival and feast.

  • Q&A: Birth Control Pill Effectiveness: How Long Does It Take?

    A female reader asks how long it takes for birth control pills to become effective and how to decrease her risk of pregnancy.

  • Q&A: HIV Testing: How Soon Is Too Soon?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick responds to a question from a reader about how long after possible exposure to HIV one should wait before being tested.