Indiana University re-releases sex reporting phone app

BLOOMIINGTON - Indiana University researchers have re-released a smartphone application that allows people to report their sexual behaviors after taking steps to protect users' privacy.

IU said in a news release Wednesday that it has released the free Kinsey Reporter app. University attorneys had pulled the plug on it last September.

The app is used to answer surveys on topics ranging from public displays of affection to birth control and sexual violence.  Data is available at .

Informatics professor Filippo Menczer says the app developed for the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction was approved by a review board and vetted by technology and security advisers before it was rereleased.

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