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

Best Buy Ad Features Man Surfing in a Scrotum-Like Sea

As if Burger King’s “super seven incher” fellatio-inspired burger ad wasn’t enough, earlier this week I visited Gizmodo only to find a Best Buy ad featuring what I thought was a guy in front of a huge scrotum. On second closer inspection I thought maybe it was a bare (shaved or waxed) vulva. Nope. It was a guy surfing. In a real ocean (not a scrotal sea). Continue Reading →

What to do when his penis pops or breaks during sex

Sex Crisis #4: His Penis “Pops” During Sex

There you two are: enjoying a hot, sexy, vigorous, enthusiastic bout of sex – with you on top – when his penis slips out, hits hard against (rather than “in”) your body and you hear the dreaded “pop”. While not common, I hear from about 5-10 men each year who have had this happen to them and wonder what to do. Here’s how to proceed: Continue Reading →

Casual Encounters and Casual Sex: When to get tested for STDs?

On the last two Tuesdays, we’ve addressed what to do when a condom breaks or when you get cut or torn during sex. This week, we’re tackling what to do when you wake up and realize you had a casual encounter with a random. Sex Crisis #3: You Wake Up and Realize You Went Home With a Random

Many people have been in the sticky situation of realizing that they went home with – and likely had casual sex with – someone who they didn’t know very well, and certainly not well enough to know whether this person was a good choice or a bad choice to bed down with. Here’s what to do should this happen to you: Continue Reading →

MySexProfessor.com is now on Kindle!

Great news! All of you Kindle lovers can now get MySexProfessor on your Kindle so you can read sex tips on your daily commute, on the airplane or while lying in bed getting ready for your partner to brush his or her teeth right before you have the kind of sex you long for. MSP on Kindle is affordable, accessible and now available. Click here to learn more about how to get MSP delivered straight to your Kindle for Kindle-licious sex. Continue Reading →

Hello Kitty Vibrator, anyone?

Often women and men ask me for advice on a good beginner’s vibrator. And while there are certainly many possibilities on the market, one of the more fun choices – and totally adorable – is the Hello Kitty vibrator (generally marketed more as a “massager” as Sanrio doesn’t exactly tout their presence in the vibrator industry). The Hello Kitty vibrator  is small, super cute and offers gentle vibration which is nice for those who either Continue Reading →