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.

  • tim

    OK Debby…so where’s your commentary on this article? I did groups like this in high school and college and managed to wait until I was 21. But I think it was the worst decision I’ve ever made. It seriously damaged me socially and also kept me from learning how to properly socialize with the opposite sex. Because I was trying so hard to be abstinent, I found myself ignoring sexuality altogether. How can this be healthy? Now at age 28, I find myself way behind the curve in this area. What do you think?

  • tim

    OK Debby…so where’s your commentary on this article? I did groups like this in high school and college and managed to wait until I was 21. But I think it was the worst decision I’ve ever made. It seriously damaged me socially and also kept me from learning how to properly socialize with the opposite sex. Because I was trying so hard to be abstinent, I found myself ignoring sexuality altogether. How can this be healthy? Now at age 28, I find myself way behind the curve in this area. What do you think?

  • Rita

    I am 26 and it was my first time to have a physical relationship with my bf. It hurt like hell, and when i was back home i drenched my whole room floor and bed with blood, it continued for 6-7 hours just whenever i sat on my knees it kept blowing. i am still scared of that day. I guess I am still mentally traumatized as still I feel it hurts during an intercourse, now is that normal?