Martha Kempner, M.A.

Human Sexuality Educator

Martha Kempner is a 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 (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States). Martha lives with her husband, two daughters (a teen and a preteen), and a really large poodle named Asparagus.

Martha works with Kempner Communications, a high-end strategic communications consultancy that specializes in creative and corporate communications, and reputation and brand management (and was founded by her sister). As the director of content, she works with clients to strategize, write, and place thought leadership pieces to help them be seen as industry leaders. Pieces that she has ghostwritten have appeared in Forbes, AdAge, The Drum, and other advertising and marketing publications.