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About Dr. Whipple

Dr. Beverly Whipple, Dr. Beverly Whipple, a certified sex educator, sex counselor, and sex researcher, is the co-author of the international bestseller, The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality, which has been translated into 19 languages and was re-published as a Classic 23 years later in 2005. Her other books are Safe Encounters: How Women can say Yes to Pleasure and No to Unsafe SexSmart Women, Strong Bones, Outwitting Osteoporosis and The Science of Orgasm.

Dr. Whipple has appeared on over 250 radio and TV programs and has been featured in many magazines. She has delivered over 500 talks and keynote speeches, published over 140 research articles and book chapters. In 1982 and 1983 The Philadelphia Magazine named her one of the People to Watch. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Hugo Beigel Research Award for research excellence and the best article published in the Journal of Sex Research, the NJ State Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Research, the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award and the Public Service Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) and the Professional Standard of Excellence Award from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She is also a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Whipple is a Professor Emerita at Rutgers University of NJ. She has a BS in Nursing from Wagner College, a Masters in Counseling, a Masters in Nursing and a PhD in Psychobiology, with a major in Neurophysiology, from Rutgers University. Her concern with women’s health derives naturally from her over forty years of helping women to feel better about themselves, as a nurse, a nurse educator, and researcher. Her research focuses mainly on women’s health issues and the sexual physiology of women. Dr. Whipple is a member of a number of Honor Societies and received the Alumni Achievement Award from Wagner College in 1983. Dr. Whipple was the President of AASECT (1998-2000), was the Vice President of the World Association for Sexology (2001-2005), was on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (2002-2004), was the President of SSSS (2002-2003), is now the Secretary General of the World Association for Sexual Health (2005-2009) and is on the Board of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.  

About Dr. Kumisaruk

Dr. Barry Kumisaruk, received a B.S. in biology at The City University of New York and Ph.D. in psychobiology from Rutgers University. He was a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellow in neuroendocrinology at the Brain Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles. Joining the Rutgers-Newark faculty in 1966, Komisaruk was a professor in the Institute of Animal Behavior and Department of Zoology. He is now Distinguished Professor in the Psychology Department, director of the Minority Biomedical Research Support Program, and former associate dean of the Graduate School. With a penchant for finding new research avenues to explore, Komisaruk received a Board of Trustees of Rutgers University Excellence in Research award and the Hugo G. Beigel Research Award of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. His major research interests include: functional neuroimaging of genital sensory response; neurophysiology, neuropharmacology and neuroendocrinology of reproductive behavior; and neural control of autonomic genital function. He is senior author of The Science of Orgasm, a comprehensive look at the biology and neuroscience of orgasm, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, as well as The Orgasm Answer Guide, a general readership book from the same publisher. He has published more than 155 academic journal articles and chapters.

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