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: How Can You Tell If You’re Asexual?

    Asexual individuals may either experience no sexual attraction, or else very low levels of sexual attraction when compared to most other people.

  • Q&A: I Try To Have Sex While I’m Sleeping

    Trying to have sex in your sleep is sometimes called "sexsomnia," and is a feature of some sleep disorders

  • Q&A: Coregasms, Or Exercise-Induced Orgasms

    "Coregasms" can happen during a number of types of exercise, including crunches,spinning, chin-ups, yoga, running, flexed arm hang exercises, and more.

  • Q&A: Is My Short Foreskin Normal?

    If you're not sure whether you're circumcised and you feel uncomfortable asking your mom or dad, it's okay to ask your doctor.

  • Q&A: Why Don’t I Enjoy Sex As Much The Second Time Around?

    It's extremely common for men to find it difficult or impossible to get another erection, or to ejaculate, soon after having ejaculated.

  • Q&A: My Girlfriend Doesn’t Like To Go Down On Me

    For some people, oral sex seems very appealing, sexy, and exciting. For others, oral sex may seem unappealing, boring, dirty, or possibly bad tasting.

  • Q&A: Do My Wife & I Have Too Many Orgasms?

    Although vaginal intercourse is perhaps the most common/frequently practiced sexual behavior among male-female couples, that's not the case for all couples.

  • Q&A: Is Penis Enlargement Surgery Safe?

    Many surgeons will refuse to perform such an procedure on men who are anywhere close to the average range of erect penile length.

  • Q&A: Can Men Experience Multiple Orgasms?

    Having multiple orgasms is essentially about learning to separate the experience of ejaculating from the experience of orgasm.

  • Q&A: I Might Have HPV, But Can’t Get Tested

    Men can't routinely be tested for HPV so you may have gotten it from a past partner and given it to your ex-girlfriend or vice versa.

  • Q&A: Can I Feel The Clitoris Through Her Vagina?

    Frankly scientists don’t know much about the sensitivity of the inside parts of the clitoris.

  • 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.