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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.
A scientific study of human sexuality and human sexual interests along with functions and behavior is called Sexology.
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.
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.
Following are a few of the conditions treated by Sexologists:
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
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.
A Sexologist can be consulted in the following situations:
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.