1. Who is a Sexologist?
A sexologist is a person who studies human sexuality and sexual behaviour and has a doctoral level degree in the chosen subject. Sexologists can provide sex counselling or sex therapy.
2. How can a Sexologist help?
Sexologists educate people about how to lead satisfying, safe and fulfilling sex lives by specifically addressing the issues which may include psychological or physiological problems.
3. What problems a Sexologist can treat?
A sexologist who is working as a sex therapist provides counselling or assistance related to sexual problems by talking the person.
4. When do you need to see a sex therapist?
When you are facing difficulties in your sex life like, mismatched desires to have sex or disinterest in sex, then the sex therapist will be able to help resolve the issues.
5. Sexologist and sex therapists, are they the same?
A Sexologist is a person who studies human sexual behaviour and sexuality and a sex therapist is a sexologist working in a clinical setup to advise people to overcome sex life related issues.
Sexology is the study of human sexual behaviour, including sexual interests and functions. A sexologist is a specialist in the subject of sexology. He/she is a psychiatrist, who is fully conversant with different aspects of human sexuality such as normal sexual behaviour, sexual orientation, dynamics of sexual relationships and also sexual dysfunctions as well as disorders such as erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia, premature ejaculation, and sexual desire issues.
Sexologist needs to be consulted for a wide array of sex-related problems such as erectile dysfunction, painful intercourse, pain after intercourse, loss of interest in sex, inhibitions due to traumatic incident in the past etc. People who experience unusual sexual urges, as well as fantasies, also need to consult a sexologist as it can be linked with any psychological issue in life. Women suffering from problems like vaginal dryness and vaginismus should also visit a sexologist as different treatments are available to cure these conditions. People who find it tough to understand their sexual orientation (gay, straight or bi-sexual) can be helped and guided by a sexologist.
There are many different specialization areas of sexologists. Some specialize in problems related to the sexual activity such as inability to perform the act, unusual sexual urges, ejaculatory control problems, weird fantasies, difficult in reaching orgasm, aversion to sex etc. Some sexologists treat women who face sex-related issues. While there are few who handle problems related to the sexual orientation of the patient. Sexologists also specialize in the treatment of trauma patients.
The consultation fee of a sexologist in Chennai begins at Rs 350/- Charges for counselling sessions vary and begin from Rs 500/- onwards. Male Infertility Treatment costs are Rs 5,000/- onwards.
Sexologists offer different kind of treatments as per the need of the patient.
Laparoscopic Hernial Repair –Sexologists perform laparoscopic hernia repair for Inguinal Hernia
Male Infertility Treatment- Patients with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation undergo male infertility treatment offered by a sexologist.
Azoospermia Treatment- Men who have some kind of blockage can go in for Non- obstructive Azoospermia Treatment for building a biological family.
Counselling Sessions- Some patients facing difficulty in performing the sexual act need to attend counselling sessions held by sexologists.
EEG Test- EEG Test is prescribed by a sexologist to detect any kind of abnormalities in the brain.