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

This morning’s Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Audacia Ray

This morning I had the pleasure of being a guest on John Hockenberry’s radio show, The Takeaway, along with Audacia Ray, autor of Naked on the Internet. You can learn more about the segment, in which we discussed sexual issues related to the recent events involving Gov. Sanford, on the Takeaway’s web site. John Hockenberry is one of my personal heroes, so it was quite a treat for me to be asked to be on his show. Continue Reading →

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 →