My Week of Sex, TV, Radio, Researchers & Educators

I’m sorry if it’s felt like I’ve been a little absent lately. Last week, I spent time in LA to tape a few TV pieces, including an episode of The Doctors which should air later this month. I won’t spoil any surprises. However, I will say that Dr. Travis, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Ordon were an absolute pleasure to work with (Dr. Sears was out practicing that day so I didn’t get to meet him). And the producers were incredible – super smart, professional and kind. (There I am with the curly hair for The Doctors!) While there, I also taped an hour long interview for Nevada NPR along with Dr. Lynn Comella of the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Dr. Janice Irvine of UMass Amherst (listen to it online on the Nevada NPR site).

After that, I flew to Las Vegas for the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, where I had the pleasure of finally meeting Melissa Keyes-DiGioia, who is smart, lovely and passionate about her work and, by all accounts, an enormously talented sex educator (read more about her here). I also got to see many of my friends and colleagues including Dr. Sandor Gardos (founder of MyPleasure) and Bill Taverner, who is Editor of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, for which I have the privilege of  serving as a member of the editorial board.

Yesterday, our  team from the Center for Sexual Health Promotion gave a talk at the SSSS meeting about our National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB) to close out the meeting. The reception was inquisitive and kind.

And now it’s Indiana again! I absolutely love Bloomington and am happy to be home today. As many of you know, this has been a busy year for me work-wise and I sometimes feel more tired than I’d like to be. However, I’m also happy to report that, while at the conference, I heard so many positive comments about and the contributions of our no-longer-new bloggers. I’m so proud of our team and thank all of you for continuing to read every day and to comment. Your encouragement keeps me going when life seems crazy.



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