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Sexual Behavior Research Update & The Everything Gap

3 APA & AASECT CE Credits Available Presenter: Dr. Debbie Herbenick

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Sexual Behavior Research Update & The Everything Gap
Sexual Behavior Research Update & The Everything Gap

Time & Location

Aug 14, 2023, 10:00 AM PDT – Aug 15, 2023, 10:00 AM PDT


About the event

Sexual Behavior Research Update & The Everything Gap 

Presented by Dr. Debbie Herbenick

Date: Friday, November 10, 2023

Time: 9:00 am PST – 12:10 pm PST

Duration:Approximately 3 hours


About Dr. Debbie Herbenick:

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a Provost Professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health, the Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, and an AASECT-certified sexuality educator. For more than 20 years, Dr. Herbenick’s research has focused on women’s sexual health, U.S. population-representative research, vulvar and vaginal health, as well as the use of sexual stimulation devices– all studied through a feminist science lens. She has developed novel lines of scientific inquiry including genital self-image and its relationship to health, exercise- induced orgasm, as well as evolving shifts in sexual behavior and the health consequences of rough sex behaviors. The Female Genital Self-Image Scale has been translated into more than a dozen languages and is widely used in research and clinical work. Dr. Herbenick’s research has received more than $7.6 million in support from individual philanthropists, private foundations (such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Patty Brisben Foundation, and The Case for Her) as well as federal support, including from NIH/NICHD. From 2016-2018, Dr. Herbenick served as the president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). In 2023, she was elected by her peers to serve as president-elect of the International Academy of Sex Research.

Dr. Herbenick has published or has in-press more than 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves as PI on the award-winning National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, which is a collaborative project of researchers at the IU School of Public Health and IU School of Medicine. Her research has been cited more than 10,000 times and she has published six general audience books about sexuality. Her latest book is “Yes Your Kid: What Parents Need to Know About Today’s Teens and Sex.”

Dr. Herbenick’s research, books, and expertise have been featured in popular media including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, the Tyra Banks Show, the Tamron Hall Show, Discovery Health’s Curiosity, the Emmy-nominated documentary Hot Girls Wanted, Peggy Orenstein’s New York Times bestselling book Girls & Sex, and thousands of media articles and television shows.

Audience and Level of Instruction:

This webinar is tailored for practicing mental health practitioners and will include advanced content taught at the post-doctoral level.

References List:

Faustino, M. J., & Gavey, N. (2022). “You Feel Like Normal Sex is not Enough Anymore”: Women's Experiences of Coercive and Unwanted Anal Sex with Men. Violence against women, 28(11), 2624-2648.

Ghaznavi, C., Ueda, P., Okuhama, A., & Sakamoto, H. (2023). Sexual Behaviors among Individuals Aged 20-49 in Japan: Initial Findings from a Quasi-Representative National Survey, 2022. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12.

Henry, N., Gavey, N., McGlynn, C., & Rackley, E. (2022). ‘Devastating, like it broke me’: Responding to image-based sexual abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 17488958221097276.

Herbenick, D., Fu, T. C., Wasata, R., & Coleman, E. (2023). Masturbation prevalence, frequency, reasons and associations with partnered sex: Findings from a U.S. nationally representative survey. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 52(3), 1317-1331. * doi: 10.1.1007/s10508-022-02505-2

Herbenick, D., Rosenberg, M., Golzarri-Arroyo, L., Fortenberry, J.D., & Fu, T.C. (2022). Changes in penile-vaginal intercourse frequency and sexual repertoire from 2009 to 2018: Findings from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51(4), 1419-1433.

Herbenick, D., Fu, T. C., & Patterson, C. (2023). Sexual repertoire, duration of partnered sex, sexual pleasure, and orgasm: Findings from a US nationally representative survey of adults. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 49(4), 369-390.

Herbenick, D., Patterson, C., Khan, S., Voorheis, E., Sullivan, A., Wright, P., & Keene, S. (2023). “Don’t just randomly grab someone’s neck during intercourse!” An analysis of internet articles about choking/strangulation during sex. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 49(1), 41-55.

Herbenick, D., Fu, T. C., Eastman-Mueller, H., Thomas, S., Svetina Valdivia, D., Rosenberg, M., Guerra-Reyes, L., Wright, P. J., Kawata, K., & Feiner, J. R. (2022). Frequency, method, intensity, and health sequelae of sexual choking among U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51(6), 3121-3139.

Herbenick, D., Guerra-Reyes, L., Patterson, C., Rosenstock Gonzalez, Y. R., Wagner, C., & Zounlome, N. O. O. (2022). “If their face starts turning purple, you’re probably doing something wrong”: Young men’s experiences with choking during sex. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 48(5), 502-519.

Herbenick, D., Fu, T.C., Kawata, K., Eastman-Mueller, H., Guerra-Reyes, L., Rosenberg, M. & Svetina Valdivia, D. (2022). Non-fatal strangulation/choking during sex and its associations with mental health: Findings from an undergraduate probability survey. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 48(3), 238-250.

Huibregtse, M. E., Alexander, I. L., Klemsz, L. M., Fu, T. C., Fortenberry, J. D., Herbenick, D., & Kawata, K. (2022). Frequent and recent non-fatal strangulation/choking during sex and its association with fMRI activation during working memory tasks. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 201.

Johansson, S., & Thunell, K. (2021). " I've never been forced to do anything, I've sometimes just ignored listening to myself": A qualitative study on the role of pornography in teenage girls' sexual experiences.

Svetina Valdivia, S., Herbenick, D., Fu, T. C., Eastman-Mueller, H., Guerra-Reyes, L., & Rosenberg, M. (2022). Meanings of rough sex across gender, sexual identity, and political ideology: A conditional covariance approach. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 48(6), 579-592.

Tholander, M., Johansson, S., Thunell, K., & Dahlström, Ö. (2022). Traces of pornography: Shame, scripted action, and agency in narratives of young Swedish women. Sexuality & Culture, 26(5), 1819-1839.

Ueda, P., & Mercer, C. H. (2019). Prevalence and types of sexual inactivity in Britain: analyses of national cross-sectional probability survey data. BMJ open, 9(10), e030708.

Ueda, P., Mercer, C. H., Ghaznavi, C., & Herbenick, D. (2020). Trends in frequency of sexual activity and number of sexual partners among adults aged 18 to 44 years in the US, 2000-2018. JAMA network open, 3(6), e203833-e203833.

Wright, P. J., Herbenick, D., Paul, B., & Tokunaga, R. S. (2023). U.S. parents underestimate their children’s pornography use and learning. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 52(1), 373-383.

Continuing Education Information:

This Program is eligible for eligible for four AASECT and/or APA CE units.

The Olsen Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Olsen Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 4 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact


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Event Recording:

A recording of this event will be made available online for all participants for a period of 30 days.  The recording will be made available as soon as possible after the event, but no later than 2 weeks following the event.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from Dr. Barry McCarthy, a leading authority in sexual health and couples therapy, while earning four AASECT and/or APA CE credits.

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