Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

Recent posts

Bill Maher compares Mark Sanford’s love emails and Mark Foley’s texts

Bill Maher recently showed a side-by-side comparison of Gov. Mark Sanford’s emails to his Argentine lover and former Congressman Mark Foley’s texts to his pages. No matter what your opinions are on monogamy, marriage, politics, adultery, falling in love (like, or lust) with one person while being with another, sexual orientation, or verbal seduction, you can perhaps at least appreciate the humor in the following contrasts: Continue Reading →

Listen to me on Blog Talk Radio tonight at 10pm EST!

Host Alan Roger Currie and I will be talking about sex education in America and all kinds of other things about sex (including my new book, Because It Feels Good) from 10:00 to 11:30pm EST tonight. Alan’s show is a call-in show so please take the time to call in to say hi, ask sex questions or share your perspective on sex in America. Learn more about the show on the radio show’s web site. Continue Reading →

How to make Open Relationships Work

In most cultures, people claim to practice monogamy. Lifetime monogamy (being involved with only one person for one’s entire life) is rare. Serial monogamy (having a series of exclusive relationships over one’s life) is more common. And while we talk an awful lot in our culture about cheating – that is, having sex with people outside of monogamous relationships – we talk a whole lot less about open relationships or polyamory, the practice of having “many lovers”. That doesn’t mean that men and women aren’t having open relationships, though – it just means many people are silent about them. Continue Reading →