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Last modified: Thursday, February 7, 2008

'Kinsey Confidential': Sexual health information for the millennial generation

Feb. 7, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Finding reliable, research-based sexual health information when you need it can be a challenging task. The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University has revamped its sexual health information service to make it more interactive and accessible to a college age audience.

"We've realized there's a need beyond our own college community in Bloomington for reliable and trustworthy information on sexuality," said Jennifer Bass, communication director for The Kinsey Institute. "Our blog and podcasts will address personal concerns and provide news about sexual health issues and sex research."

Beginning this week, three-minute podcasts will be available covering topics ranging from anatomy and contraception to concerns about sexual functioning and relationships.

Debby Herbenick

Sexual health educator Debby Herbenick

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The podcasts are coproduced by WFIU, Indiana University Bloomington's public radio station, and hosted by Debby Herbenick, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at IU Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Herbenick is a widely read sexual health columnist and a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute.

Kinsey Confidential evolved from The Kinsey Institute's sexuality information service for students, which includes a weekly newspaper column. The column has appeared in IU's Indiana Daily Student and other college newspapers since 2001.

For more information, contact Bass at 812-855-7686 or Herbenick can be reached at 812-855-0364 or

For information about WFIU and the podcasts, contact Scott Witzke 812-855-0198 and

WFIU broadcasts in Bloomington, Ind., at 103.7 FM, with translators in Columbus at 100.7 FM, French Lick/West Baden at 101.7 FM, Greensburg at 98.9 FM, Kokomo at 106.1 FM, and Terre haute at 95.1 FM. WFIU is an NPR member station offering local and national news as well as jazz and classical music.