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Poly Weekly Podcasts

Cunning Minx

The Kinsey library now holds the archival episodes of Poly Weekly, a podcast devoted to interviews and stories of non-monogamy.

Hosted and produced by Cunning Minx, the podcasts include guests and conversations about a range of issues related to communication, sex, kink, manners, dating, family and time management.

A self-described “kinky boobiesexual,” Minx founded the show as “a resource for the poly and poly-curious to form a community, share experiences and help guide each other on their journeys of poly exploration.“ The podcast has been in continuous production since the spring of 2005, with over 300 episode in production.

Poly Weekly has received accolades from ErosZine, Fleshbot and the Chicago Sun-Times, and Minx is recognized as a spokesperson and resource on poly, kinky and social media community-building.

This archive, donated by Cunning Minx, provides a unique and complementary addition to the growing Kenneth R. Haslam Collection on Polyamory at The Kinsey Institute.


Yijing Journal Collection

chinese medical

The Yijing Journal is a personal spiritual diary kept by the author from 1982 to the present. It records the development and practice over several years of a yoga system for men based in moral and sexual self-cultivation exercises.

The moral exercises include consultation and study of the Yijing, the ancient Chinese divination text. The author favors the Wilhelm/Baynes translation as most congenial to self-cultivation. The sexual exercises are based on the teachings of the contemporary Daoist Dr. Stephen Chang in his books The Great Tao and The Tao of Sexology and on early Chinese physicians’ instructions unearthed in 1973 from a tomb in Mawangdui, People’s Republic of China. In addition Yijing Gongfu includes the Neo-Confucian meditation practice called quiet-sitting.

The journal, totaling some 400 notebooks, records all of the author’s Yijing inquiries, Yijing responses, and the author’s interpretations of these responses both at the time of inquiry and in later re-readings of the notebooks. The notebooks have innumerable extracts from the author’s study of spiritual texts, not only the works of such Neo-Confucian thinkers as Zhu Xi, Lai Zhide, and Gao Panlong but also the writings on self-cultivation by Henry David Thoreau, Sri Aurobindo, Epictetus, Ignatius Loyola, and many others.

The author, an American writer/editor with a special interest in psychology, has given an initial installment of 29 notebooks to the Institute in 2012; all 29 notebooks have been scanned and the library now has PDF files for users’ access. The author has specific conditions about access to and publishing of this collection; please consult with library staff regarding the conditions.


Marie Kuda GLBT activist collection

Marie Kuda. Image @ Tee A. Corinne.

The Kuda Collection contains the archives of Chicago based LGBTQ activist, writer, journalist, publisher, and historian, Marie Jayne Kuda, including professional writings, correspondence, photographs, slides and presentation materials, as well as gay and lesbian books and periodicals published in Chicago and the greater the Midwest.

The 67 box collection spans nearly four decades of Kudaís work (1969-2008) as founder of the lesbian feminist press, Womanpress and co-creator of the Lesbian Writerís Conferences.

An eight volume scrapbook documents Kudaís writings, including her columns in the Chicago gay-interest newspapers GayLife and Windy City Times. Also in the collection are presentations on gay and lesbian history, and numerous awards and professional acknowledgements such as the 1982 Chicago Chapter Lesbian Gay Academic Unionís award and 1991 Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame induction.


Planned Parenthood Sex Education Curricula Collection

SEx ed video

This past summer, The Kinsey Institute received a collection from the Planned Parenthood Federation of Americaís national office. The collection has a few hundred sex education curricula, mostly produced in the 1980s and 1990s.

In addition to official/published curricula, there are 1000 small, miscellaneous sex education materials, such as pamphlets and ads, mostly produced from the 1970s-1990s. Also included are hundreds of sex education videos (VHS and some DVDs) as well as a couple dozen much older sex education 16mm reels.

None of these materials were produced by PPFA or Planned Parenthood affiliates.

William Seabloom Archives

William Seabloom

Dr. William Seabloom is a psychotherapist, sex therapist and Associate Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, where he received his Ph.D. He has been a social worker/psychotherapist for 56 years, with 42 years as a sex therapist specializing in sexual education, child and adolescent sexuality, adolescent and adult criminal sexual behavior and clergy and religious sexual issues.

Dr. Seabloom donated papers, presentations, correspondence, research documents, articles, teaching materials and audio visual materials from the 1970s to the present. This collection covers topics ranging from aging, AIDS, child abuse, child sexual development, incest, masturbation, religion, sex education and sexual deviance.

Dr. Seabloom was a clinical staff member of the Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) at the University of Minnesota. He also holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary, Minnesota.

Dr. Seabloom is a founding member of the International Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Österreichischen Akademie für Sexualmedizin, Salzburg, Austria. On November 17, 2012, he receives the Austrian Academy for Sexual Medicine Award in recognition of his contributions to sexual medicine.

Debby Herbenick Media Collection

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick, Kinsey Institute sexual health educator and affiliated faculty, and Associate Research Scientist at the IU School of Public Health, has contributed a collection of her own writings from popular media.

This collection, from 2003 though mid-2012, documents the changing questions and conversations around sex over the past 10 years. Included are Dr. Herbenick's books written for a popular audience, as well as print columns and blog posts from magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Titles include, Menís Health, Time Out Chicago, Psychology Today, and Velocity (a Louisville Courier Journal publication). Websites include KinseyConfidential.org and WebMD.com. There are numerous other single columns from various publications, and this collection is expected to grow in the coming years.


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