What is sexology? Who are sexologists?
The study of sexuality is known as sexology. An expert in all things sex, including anatomy, physiology, sexual development, sexual orientation, the dynamics of sexual relationships, and the mechanics of sexual contact and actions, is known as a sexologist. A sexologist studies history, sociology, psychology, biology, gender studies, and other fields in order to understand human sexuality and how sex functions in relation to social, cultural, and religious contexts.
Sexologists treat sexual illnesses, dysfunctions, and variations, primarily 6 common sexual problems like:
- Pre-orgasmia: a difficulty to orgasm
- Intercourse that is uncomfortable , such as vaginismus
- Low sexual arousal
- Erection problems ( Erectile Dysfunction)
- Ejaculating quickly (Premature Ejaculation)
- Delayed Ejaculation
How can I be certain that the doctor I’m speaking to has had sexology training?
Patients are regularly taken advantage of by unqualified quacks since they frequently do not know who to turn to for assistance with their sex problems.
A sexologist is a specialist in the field of sexology, typically a psychiatrist, who has had extensive training in various facets of sexology, including how to deal with sexual dysfunctions, myths, and relationship problems.
When searching for a sexologist, it is essential to understand what formal education and training they have received in the study of human sexuality.
Sexologists who are also sex therapists work one-on-one or in pairs with clients to improve and solve issues with their sex life, such as mismatched libidos, orgasmic challenges, and sexless relationships. A master’s degree in psychology, therapy, or counselling, as well as specific training in sex therapy and relevant clinical experience, are requirements for sex therapists.
Since sexologists (also known as “sex therapists”) are currently not licenced, anyone can make this claim. Make sure to first examine their credentials if you’re seeking for someone to help you in this area of Sexology treatment for men.
Dr. Rameez Shaikh (MBBS, MD, MIPS) is a consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist in Nagpur and works at Mind & Mood Clinic. He believes that faith-based treatment, encompassing spiritual, physical, and mental health, will provide you with the long-lasting knowledge and tool to find happiness and wholeness again. In his spare time, he’s an aspiring singer and writer.