Dr. Beverly Whipple
Dr. Beverly Whipple, a certified sexuality educator, sexuality counselor, and sex researcher, is the co-author of the international best-seller, The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality, which has been translated into 23 languages and was re-published as a Classic 23 years later in 2005. Her other co-authored books are: Safe Encounters: How Women can say Yes to Pleasure and No to Unsafe Sex; Smart Women, Strong Bones; Outwitting Osteoporosis; The Science of Orgasm (2006), published in English, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese; and The Orgasm Answer Guide (2010) published in English, Spanish, German and Dutch. Dr. Whipple has appeared on over 300 radio and TV programs and has been featured in hundreds of magazines, including being named in 2013, one of the 10 Sexual Revolutionaries You Should Know by Cosmopolitan magazine. She has delivered over 800 talks and keynote speeches, published over 200 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 over 155 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, the Public Service Award, the Kinsey Award, and the Bullough Award for the most distinguished book written in 2006 from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and the Professional Standard of Excellence Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She has received the Brisben Foundation award for Excellence in Women's Health, the NJ League for Nursing Diva Award, the Gold Medal from the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) for outstanding lifetime contributions and achievements, and the Masters and Johnson Award from the Society of Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) for her exceptional lifetime achievements in sexual health. On October 18, 2013 was the inauguration of a scientific research center named after Dr. Whipple "El Centro de Investigacion en Sexologia: Dr. Beverly Whipple" in Puebla, Mexico. She is also a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. For their 50th anniversary, the New Scientist named her one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world (2006).
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. In 2007 she was named an Alumni Fellow by Wagner College. On November 10, 2016, the 250th anniversary of Rutgers University, she received The Rutgers Medal, which read "Rutgers University 250th Anniversary Fellow." On May 10, 2019 she received an honorary doctorate from Wagner College.
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 in 1983 from Wagner College. Dr. Whipple was the President of AASECT (1998-2000), was the Vice President of the World Association for Sexology (2001-2005), the Secretary General/Treasurer of the World Association for Sexual Health (2005-2009), was on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (2002-2004), and was the President of SSSS (2002-2003).
She lives in Voorhees, NJ with Jim, her husband since 1962. They have 2 grown children, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.