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Ruth K. Westheimer

  • The taste of chocolate is a sensual pleasure in itself, existing in the same world as sex ... For myself, I can enjoy the wicked pleasure of chocolate ... entirely by myself. Furtiveness makes it better.

    • Ruth K. Westheimer,
    • in Verve ()
  • My favorite animal is the turtle ... For the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out.

    • Ruth K. Westheimer,
    • speech, Trinity College ()
  • An orgasm is just a reflex, like a sneeze.

    • Ruth K. Westheimer
  • When it comes to sex, the most important six inches are the ones between the ears.

    • Ruth K. Westheimer
  • To have a good sex life, you have to make your life in general more interesting.

  • [To a male caller who says, 'If a woman is frigid, what happens if you —':] Whoa! Hold it! That word you can’t say on my program. There’s no more ‘frigid woman.’

    • Ruth K. Westheimer,
    • in Megan Garber, "'The Goddess of Good Sex'," The Atlantic ()

Ruth K. Westheimer, U.S. sex therapist, media personality, writer


Best known as Dr. Ruth.