• Q&A: Why Can’t Women Easily Achieve Orgasm?

    If only love, trust and a swanky sex position were all it took for a woman to learn to experience orgasm during intercourse.

  • Q&A: Should You Take a Break Before Having a Second Round of Sex?

    As long as two people are ready to have a second round of sex, there is no need for them to wait any certain length of time before they have sex again.

  • Q&A: Is It Too Late For Abstinence?

    Just as people have different definitions of what it means to “have sex," there are also varied definitions of abstinence.

  • Q&A: Sex During Your Period And Increased Bleeding

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question from a reader about sex during menstruation and the possibility of vaginal intercourse causing more bleeding.

  • Worth Checking Out If You’re Near Chicago

    If you're in the Chicago area on April 11th, check out "Race, Sex, Power: New Movements in Black and Latina/o Sexualities," a conference at the U of I, Chicago.

  • Fear Of Sex Is Overrated

    Kinsey Institute Communications Director Jennifer Bass reflects on Expressive Bodies, a Kinsey art show, and the community response.

  • Understanding Love And Sex – A Valentine’s Day Puzzle

    Although it is possible to experience love without sexual or physical intimacy and to experience sex without love, for most people, the two are connected.

  • Chocolate Desire: The Connection Between Food And Sex

    Do culinary aphrodisiacs actually work? What is the relationship between food and sex?

  • Q&A: Overcoming Common Sex Myths And Bad First Sexual Experiences

    A male reader asks about how a bad first sexual experience can impact future relationships and even cause fear around sex, and we dispel some common sex myths

  • Q&A: The Role And Importance Of Sex In Healthy Relationships

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question from a gay male reader about the role sex plays in health relationships (relevant for heterosexual couples as well)