Martha Kempner

Martha Kempner is writer, sexual health expert, and co-author of the book 50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality. She writes about sexual behavior, contraception, STIs, and her efforts to raise sexually healthy girls in a sexually unhealthy world. Her articles explain new research, provide commentary on current events, analyze social trends, and bust myths. Her work appears regularly on,, and She recently launched Sex on Wednesday, a somewhat snarky weekly newsletter designed to help sex educators, parents, and everyone else stay up-to-date on sexual health in the news. Martha has an M.A. in Human Sexuality from NYU, and before pursuing a freelance career, she spent over a decade working for SIECUS. Martha lives with her husband, two daughters (a teen and a tween), and a really large poodle named Asparagus.