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TEDxBloomington - Debby Herbenick - "Why Your Bed is the Ultimate Treehouse"

Debby Herbenick is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of She is also the author of Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction and the Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University where she is a research scientist. In addition, Dr. Herbenick is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction where she writes and hosts audio podcasts of the Kinsey Confidential column and coordinates educational programming. She has authored or co-authored a number of scientific publications on the topics of women's sexual function, men's sexuality, sexual enhancement products (e.g., vibrators, lubricants), sexual pleasure, cancer and sexuality, sex education, and other topics. Together with a colleague, Debby is currently working on her second book. Dr. Herbenick has taught human sexuality classes to more than a thousand students and lectures on a range of topics including sexual development, sexual enhancement, women's sexual function and adult sex education. She also writes regular sex columns for Men's Health magazine, Time Out Chicago magazine, Velocity, Cheeky Chicago, and Psychology Today and she has written for Glamour magazine and for Gizmodo. She guest lectures in college classes and speaks to large groups at universities, community groups, and conferencnes throughout the United States. Her presentation at TEDxBloomington included a description of "the strawberry experiment" she often uses in the classroom, as well as using the metaphor of treehouses to provide the audience with a number of provocative thoughts to improve their personal sex lives. About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBloomington, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBloomington event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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