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Sexology: Science & Sensationalism

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From 1933 to 1983, Sexology magazine brought news and information about sexuality and sex research to the American public. Sitting at a crossroads between sex education and sensationalist tabloid, the magazine covered a wide range of topics such as relationships, reproductive health, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex work, and sexually transmitted diseases. With over 80 original magazines on display, Sexology: Science & Sensationalism explores the contradictions and curiosities of Sexology magazine by examining its coverage of key topics that remain deeply relevant in 21st century society.

This exhibit was researched and designed by student assistants Christian Lewis and Cassidy Kuhar and by students in The University of Akron Museums and Archives Studies Certificate Program.

Museum Hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday and Monday: Closed

Please note that the Cummings Center closes for all major holidays.

Admission (includes entry to the Institute for Human Science and Culture galleries)

  • $10 - Adults
  • $5 - College ID & Children (under 18)
  • $20 - Family
  • $5/person - Groups of 10+
  • $3/person - Museums for All program (click for details)
  • Free - University of Akron students, staff, & faculty (with valid ID)
  • Free - with a military ID card or veteran ID card