Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

Dr. Debby Herbenick (M.P.H., Ph.D.)

is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and author of several books including Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction.

Recent Posts by Dr. Debby:

  • Q&A: My Semen Changes Color—Should I Be Worried?

    Yes, semen does often change color within a few minutes of ejaculation in the sense that it can dry up and get crusty, this changing in consistency too.

  • Q&A: Foreskins, Circumcision, & Sexual Pleasure

    There is still a great deal that we don’t know about how male circumcision can affect men’s sexual experiences as teenagers or adults.

  • Q&A: Oral Contraceptives & Sex Drive

    It is true that hormonal contraception has been linked with low desire among women.

  • Q&A Pregnancy Without Penetration?

    Rubbing genitals together does not result in pregnancy – at least as long as no semen gets inside the vagina or too close to the vaginal entrance.

  • Q&A: Does My Period Affect My Sex Drive?

    Hormones certainly play a role in women’s sexuality including their experiences of desire and arousal but they’re not the whole picture.

  • Q&A: What Are Our Birth Control Options? What About IUDs?

    Many couples struggle with finding a birth control option that is right for them in terms of cost, convenience, health issues, side effects, and more.

  • Q&A: How Do I Become A Sexologist?

    Depending on your interests, you can work as a sex or couples therapist, as a sexual health educator, a sex educator, advice columnist, or something else.

  • Q&A: I Had Quickie Sex, Now I’m Bleeding

    When a woman feels sexually aroused or has sex, it typically takes some time for sufficient vaginal lubrication to kick in.

  • Q&A: My Wife’s Vagina Feels Loose–Is It Because Of Weight Loss?

    There are a number of factors that can influence how a woman’s vagina feels to her as well as to her partner.Vaginal lubrication is one of these.

  • Q&A: Does Ejaculation Make Men Weak?

    Yes, with repeated ejaculations, some men may feel more weak--but that’s not to say that sex or ejaculation is bad for a man.

  • Q&A: Why Are Some Women Loud During Sex?

    A recent research article suggested that one reason some women make noises during sex may be to enhance their partner’s arousal.

  • Q&A: What’s Up With Online Dating Sites?

    For-profit sites are businesses and so they certainly exist to turn a profit just like any other for-profit business.

  • Q&A I Gave A Lap Dance, Can I Get Pregnant?

    There are typically no sperm in pre-ejaculate and as he didn’t actually ejaculate, there were no sperm leaving his body

  • Q&A: Girlfriend Can’t Take Hormones & Bleeds During Sex

    Your girlfriend may experience more chronic vaginal dryness as a result of her age, not taking hormones and having had a hysterectomy.

  • Q&A: Concerns About My Uncircumcised Penis

    Although most men have retractable foreskins by the time they are 18 years old, some men have conditions that keep the foreskin from retracting.

  • Q&A: Why Do I Have So Much Pain During Sex?

    Please know that sex doesn’t have to hurt and there are often good treatments and therapies available to help improve your sexual experiences.