The team has an app for collecting crowdsourced data, but it's not a surefire solution
Scientific investigations into human sexuality have always been a hazy topic of research. The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University at Bloomington has been leading research for decades, but since its main source of study participants is college students, the results are hardly representative of the general experience. In an effort to remedy that bias, the Kinsey Institute has developed a mobile app aimed at collecting anonymous data about sexual experiences from a wider population.
However, it hasn't been smooth sailing to get the app, called the Kinsey Reporter, into the hands and phones of citizen sex researchers. Indiana University pulled the app temporarily in order to reassess its privacy settings. It was a blow to the project, which had been seeing increased amounts of data submitted. Once the university clears the app, it will be available once again for download on iPhone and Android devices.
An article in Slate noted that even once the app returns to the market, it stillRead More »from Kinsey Institute enlists the help of mobile citizen sex researchers