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

How to make Friends with Benefits work

If you’ve ever wondered if you could have your friendship cake and eat it too, this article is for you. After all, as terrific as friends with benefits (FWB) relationships may sound on the surface, they’re sometimes riled in chaos, or they at least have the potential to be if not done with care. Here are five tips to make your FWB work for you: Continue Reading →

Fun comment exchange about masturbating at work

Today someone graciously came over to my house to do some work and, as I was killing time checking TweetDeck on my iPhone (there was nothing else to do), I saw that someone posted a link to a post by Sarah Lacy on TechCrunch about sex and work. Not “sex work”, just “sex” and “work”, as in your job. Unless you’re a sex worker, then I guess they’re conflated. But I digress. To pass time, I browsed the comments and found a fun exchange that I then screenshotted. Continue Reading →

Debby-Approved vibrator app?

I kind of love that Gizmodo has introduced the term ”Debby-Approved vibrator app” (referencing MyPleasure’s MyVibe app) in their post about Apple’s first iPhone porn-ish app (featuring topless women). I would have gladly checked this new app out but it was down by the time I learned of it – too much interest all at one, perhaps? In the mean time, I will stick to sorting through potentially Debby-approved vibrators such as the Lelo Homme Bo couples cock ring or the We-Vibe. And if you know of a new great iPhone sex app, hit me up. [screen shot image via Gizmodo] Continue Reading →

Sex in space: is it possible? and would it be fun?

In cleaning out my iPhone today – well, technically backing it up before I upgrade software (as I’ve had friends say that they’ve lost photos or apps in the transition) – I found a bunch of photos that I took with the intention of posting on MSP and somehow forgot. Over the next week or so, I’ll let you into this fun treasure trove – starting with a series of photos related to sex in space. Several months ago, I caught a History Channel show about sex in space. Featured in the show was Vanna Bonta, a woman who is not the Wheel of Fortune letter turner but who has designed a special “2 suit” garment to allow couples to have sex in space by opening their space suits, velcro-ing their space suits together, and thus giving each other access to one another’s bodies. Hot, right? Continue Reading →