What is Sexology?
A scientific study of human sexuality and human sexual interests along with functions and behavior is called Sexology.
Who is a Sexologist?
Doctors or physicians who are specialized in diagnosing and treating medical conditions related to sex organs and sexual activity are called Sexologists. They also provide sex counseling and sex therapy.
What does a Sexologist do?
A Sexologist can help an individual with issues related to sexual life, sexual wants, inabilities, sexual trauma, sexual abuse, and difficulty in getting intimate. Sexologists also help to improve sexual communication between partners and can resolve related problems with suitable treatments.
What conditions do Sexologists treat?
Following are a few of the conditions treated by Sexologists:
- Premature ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction
- Penis size
Apart from the above, Sexologists treat the patient medically and psychologically by understanding the concerns. They also help an individual to talk comfortably with their partners during intercourse
Can Sexologists treat STDs [Sexually Transmitted Diseases]?
Sexually Transmitted Diseases [STDs] are medical conditions or infections caused by having unprotected sexual intercourse. Both men and women are equally prone to contracting STDs through either vaginal, anal, or oral sexual intercourse. Having multiple sexual partners increases the chances of getting an STD. Sexologists can diagnose and treat STDs with the help of medications and lifestyle modifications.
When should I consult a Sexologist?
A Sexologist can be consulted in the following situations:
- Complications in sex life such as abnormal sexual behavior, reduced desires, feeling unskilled, and difficulty getting closer, etc.
- Educating the patient about the functioning of the human body during intercourse.
- A Sexologist can help the individuals understand how to sensate the focus and increase their satisfaction.
- To diagnose and treat STDs.
How often should I visit a Sexologist?
Based on the health condition of sexual organs and sexual activity, one should visit a Sexologist on a yearly basis. It is recommended to visit or consult a Sexologist once in a year. If you have an existing condition, it is advised to have regular follow-ups with your Sexologist.