Sex On The Brain: Royal Family Incest, Labia Lift, Muffia & their Merkins, Sexy Book of Sex, Our Bodies Our Junk & More

- National Geographic explores incest within Royal Families
- The Guardian takes a look at the Muffia performance artists, who reveal their merkin-clad (over their undies and/or body stockings)
- Love the title of this new book: Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk and looking forward to reading it.
- You can listen to an audio interview with me about birth control pills. It’s on the Medill School of Journalism’s web site.
- This adorable dress would be perfect for a romantic picnic in the park. I’m thinking of getting it (just wish it had pockets!)
- My friend, Rama, told me about The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex which looks like a must-read.
- Can you  believe that Robert Redford was in his late 40s when he filmed The Natural? I could look at him all day (see above).

- Ms. Magazine discusses vulva activism and female genital cosmetic surgery
- Speaking of women’s genitals, there has been a movement afoot to stop Colorado prisons from asking female prisoners – many of whom have been sexually abused in the past – to lift their labia and/or their clitoral hood as part of a cavity examination to ensure that they are not hiding any contraband. The Boulder Weekly highlights quotes from several inmates, points out that the strip searches are conducted by female guards (just as male strip searches are conducted by  male guards), and that male inmates also must retract their foreskin as part of strip searches.
- A 17 year old Hungarian school girl is auctioning off her virginity so that her family can save their home. She says “A lot of people have called me a martyr or a slut. I am neither.” But take note! She does not want a husband; just the cash.

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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 www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.