August 30, 1928
With her call-in radio show "Sexually Speaking," Dr. Ruth
Westheimer pioneered the field of Media Psychology. Before "Dr.
Ruth," as she was affectionately termed, people's personal sexuality
was not discussed so blatantly on the radio. Her basic premise of enjoying
sex while making sure it was safe for all participants made her and
her radio show, "The Dr. Ruth Show," famous across the United
States and beyond.
Born in Germany
in 1928, Dr. Westheimer attended an orphanage in Switzerland for German
Jews. At 16 she fought in Israel for Israel's independence. She studied
psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris and started her radio show with
a 15-minute taped segment in 1980, when she was 52. The show can now
be heard across the country.
Bravo, Dr. Ruth.
- The National
Mother's Day Committee has honored Dr. Ruth as "Mother of the
- Twice named
"College Lecturer of the Year"
- Medal of Sexology
- New York City's
- Her television
programs have won the Ace Award and the Gold Medal from the International
Film and TV Festival
"Remember, just because you are a parent doesn't mean you can't enjoy
All in a Lifetime, Dr. Ruth Westheimer
The Art of Arousal, Ruth Westheimer
Dr. Ruth's Encyclopedia of Sex, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer (Editor)
Dr. Ruth's Guide for Married Lovers, Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Dr. Ruth's Guide to Safer Sex, Ruth Westheimer
Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids, Ruth Westheimer