MSP Quote of the Day


"Questions remain about whether hip-hop’s explicit lyrics encourage early sex. Last year, the journal Pediatrics published research from the RAND Corporation concluding that degrading lyrics, not sexual lyrics, were the problem." - writer Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times, in this article about hip-hop music and teenage sexuality

If you’re interested in the cultural conversation around hip hop, you also might find this article from National Geographic interesting (it’s where the above image is from, too).

About 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