February 7, 2008

World’s Largest Porn Collection?

An "IU Mythbusters" article sheds light on some of IU's biggest campus myths. Included is the myth that The KI has the world's biggest "porn" collection.

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Today The Kinsey Institute was featured in the Weekend section of the Indiana Daily Student. An “IU Mythbusters” article sheds light on some of IU’s biggest campus myths. Included is the myth that The Kinsey Institute has the world’s biggest “porn” collection.

When I tell someone I’m studying at The Kinsey Institute, I generally have a lot of questions thrown my way, but none as often as this jumbo rumor. I’ve frequently heard two versions of it: one that it is indeed the biggest in the world, and the other that it falls second to the Vatican.

Porn At The Vatican?

First of all, the Vatican has erotic artwork dating back to the Renaissance, a few phallic drawings by Michealangelo, and not much else.

I’m not sure about it being the largest in the world, but The Kinsey Institute does have about 48,000 images from all over the world in the photography collection, and over 100,000 books and library items. There’s also about 7,000 other art items that span over 2,000 years of history.

This is exciting information for eager college students ready to learn more about sex. Learn more about it at The Kinsey Institute art and artifact collection.

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