Published January 7, 2010 | Issue: Winter 2010
Dr. Ruth Westheimer,
Dr. Ruth poses for a picture with Colby students.
who gained fame in the 1980s with her candid, humorous approach to sex and her characteristic German accent and diminutive stature, spoke about the importance of talking openly about sex to a packed Lorimer Chapel in October. Many in the audience of mostly first-years (they got wellness credit for attending) had not heard of the famous author and radio show host before arriving, but they laughed their way through it as she talked about everything from the G-spot to “hooking up.”