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Let's Talk About Sex

  • Centerpoint 1125 E Brookside Ave Suite 2B Indianapolis, IN 46202 (map)

Debra Herbenick Ph.D., M.P.H.: Director, The Center for Sexual Health Promotion; Associate Professor, Dept of Applied Health Science; School of Public Health - Bloomington; Research Fellow & Sexual Health Educator, The Kinsey Institute Indiana University

Dr. Herbenick works to better understand how contemporary women and men experience their bodies and their sexual lives. In total, Dr. Herbenick has conducted 10 national surveys of sex in America including issues related to female pleasure/masturbation, couples communication, diverse sexual behaviors, condom use and condom attitudes, sexual satisfaction, genital sensation and pleasuring techniques, media use, and the use of consumer products (e.g., condoms, lubricants, technology, vibrators and other sex toys). 

Passionate about sharing sexual science with the general public, Dr. Herbenick has also written five books and several thousand newspaper and magazine columns about sex. She hosts the Kinsey Confidential column and podcast series, and has appeared on various TV, radio and web-based video series talking about sex and sex research. In addition, Dr. Herbenick is the founder and host of the Bloomington Sex Salon, a popular local event series dedicated to creating campus-community conversations about sexuality topics, with rotating guests.

Devon J. Hensel, MS, PhD, FSAHM: Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Sociology - Department of Sociology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

 Dr. Hensel studies gender and sexuality, behavioral science, and adolescent development. In particular, she is passionate about understanding and improving sexual health in young men and women. Her research utilizes a range of behavioral and sociological methodologies and focuses specifically on emerging romantic and sexual relationships.

 As such, Dr. Hensel has authored 80 peer-reviewed publications, as well as presented at numerous national and international conferences.

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