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

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 →

How to make a Long Term Relationship Work

Last week we talked about how to make the sometimes angst-ridden friends with benefits relationships work. This week, it’s all about the long haul. When you’ve finally found that certain someone who you want to be with forever and ever, how do you move past the let’s-gaze-at-shooting star stage to something more lasting? Though every relationship is unique – and some need more attention than others – here are 5 tips toward a good start (or a mid-range jump-start) on long term love. Continue Reading →