SSSS presented its Kinsey Award to Rutgers College of Nursing's Beverly Whipple

NEWARK, N.J. -- The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) presented its Kinsey award to Rutgers College of Nursing emerita faculty member Beverly Whipple during its 49TH annual meeting in Las Vegas Nov. 11.

The Kinsey Award is given for contributions to the field of sex research, sex therapy, or sexology.

Whipple, professor emerita, at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, was honored for her long and distinguished career as a researcher, educator, health care practitioner and advocate. She has previously received the Beigel Award for the best publication in the Journal of Sex research, the Public Service Award and the Distinguished Scientific Award from the SSSS.

“This is my fourth award from the SSSS and I am honored that my contributions to this field has been recognized by such a prestigious organization,” said Whipple, a Voorhees, N.J. resident. “It is always a wonderful feeling to be recognized by your peers for my research and how it has made a positive and significant impact.”

She also received the Professional Standard of Excellence Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and the New Jersey State Nurses Association Research Award.

Whipple’s research focused on women’s health issues and the sexual physiology of women. She is the co-author of the international bestseller, “The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries about Human Sexuality,” which has been translated into 19 languages and was re-published as a classic 23 years later in 2005. Her new book, “The Science of Orgasm,” published by Johns Hopkins University in late October 2006 is now in its second printing. She has co-authored three additional books and written more than 160 research articles and book chapters.

Whipple is a member of a number of honor societies and received the Alumni Achievement award from Wagner College in 1983. She was the president American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators & Therapists (AASECT), president of the SSSS, vice president of the World Association for Sexology, and was on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Whipple is now the secretary general of the World Association for Sexual Health and is on the board of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.


Founded in 1957, SSSS is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality and brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of both the production of quality research and the clinical, educational, and social applications of research related to all aspects of sexuality.

From its headquarters at Rutgers Newark, Rutgers College of Nursing offers a broad range of academic programs on all three Rutgers campuses. The college offers a master’s program with unique practitioner specialties and the first to offer a doctoral (Ph.D) nursing degree in New Jersey.

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