Our Advisors

There is both art and science to developing true intimacy and maintaining successful relationships. Couples Chemistry is fortunate to have the insight and direction of famed sex researcher, educator and author, Dr. Debby Herbenick, and the world-renown Kinsey Institute as valued advisors.

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH, is a research scientist and associate director at The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington. She also is a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, where she writes and hosts podcasts for the Kinsey Confidential column. Debby is the author of five books about love and sex, including Because It Feels Good: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction and Sex Made Easy: Your Awkward Questions Answered for Better, Smarter, Amazing Sex. She has a PhD in health behavior from Indiana University, a master's degree in public health from Indiana University and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland. Debby is certified as a sexuality educator from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

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The Kinsey Institute

Founded in 1947 by pioneering sex researcher Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University works toward advancing sexual health and knowledge worldwide. For more than 65 years, the Institute has been a trusted source for investigating and informing the world about critical issues in sex, gender and reproduction. The Institute promotes knowledge through active research, an extensive library and erotic art collection, research publications, events, and education.

As a valued contributor to Couples Chemistry, The Kinsey Institute has allowed reproductions from its extensive collection of erotic art for use in our intimacy collections. Working with Couples Chemistry, curators from the Institute carefully assembled a selection of items and accompany each reproduction with entertaining narrative explaining its meaning, historical significance, and how it ties in to the intimacy theme selected by the couple. Collected from all over the world and from throughout the centuries, these objects of art were selected for their beautiful representation of the most common intimacy desires of couples. The public rarely, if ever, is able to enjoy The Kinsey Institute’s collection. Couples Chemistry is extremely fortunate to share these lovely objects of art as an integral part of our customized intimacy collections.

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