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One of my favorite comedians, Stephen Colbert, took on our sex survey on The Colbert Report. This is one of the more exciting pieces of press, though there have been a lot of good ones. To see a small sample of the many interesting takes on our work, check out a few of the following:

- Condom Use is Highest for Young, Study Finds [NY Times]
- On The Today Show with Meredith Vieira & Dr. Nancy Snyderman [The Today Show]
- Survey documents teen condom use and US sexual habits []
- For Americans, variety, safety and perception are key when it comes to sex [Washington Post]
- Study: Teens having safer sex than baby boomers [Washington Post]
- Sex Study Biggest Since 1994 [Huffington Post]
- Our definition of sex expands, IU Study Shows [Indianapolis Star]
- Condom use common among US teens, rare for old folk: study [AFP]
-  Variety spices up Americans’ lives, Study Says [Business Week]
- Study of American Sex Habits Suggest Boomers Need Sex Ed [TIME]
- Six Sexy Facts from the National Sex Study [Jezebel]
- American Men Think They’re Better in Bed Than They Actually Are [Gawker]
- Sex Survey Details Americans’ Sex Behavior [CBS]
- Major sex study reveals wide range of behaviors in US [USA Today]
- Largest survey of American Sexual Behaviors Offers Snapshot of 21st Century Sex []
- Pretzel Nation: Americans Have Sex in 41 Combinations [MSNBC]
- Sex Study: Condom Use Routine for Teens, Not Adults [Baltimore Sun]
- American Reveals Its Sex Secrets [The Guardian]
- Study Finds Higher Rates of Teen Condom Use [Ms. Magazine]
- Teens Are Smarter About Condoms Than Adults Are [Well Blog, NYT]
- Study Offers Peek at Sex, American-Style [Chicago Sun-Times]
- Sex in America: New Stats! [Men's Health Blog]

Even Indiana native, David Letterman, talked about our study’s findings on his show. Thanks, Dave!

You can download the entire 100+ pages of our special issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and read all 9 scientific articles if you’d like. It’s over on our study web site, which is

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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

  • Mens Sex Toys

    Can’t see video. Not available to the UK. Good to see some interesting research making it to the mainstream press though!

  • Kate

    What great publicity! Congratulations, Debby:)