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.
Branch of medicine that deals with the 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 Sexologists.
One should visit or consult a Sexologist if an individual suffers from any of the following conditions:
Sexologists cannot perform any kind of surgery. Sexologists are specialized in diagnosing and treating male & female sexual problems through medications, counseling, and by suggesting lifestyle modifications. They also provide sex counseling and sex therapy.
Depending on the health condition of sexual organs and sexual activity, one should visit a Sexologist once a year. If an individual is suffering from any complications in sex life like difficulties in getting closer, sexual orientation identity, and reduced desires it is recommended to have follow-up sessions with the Sexologist.
Sexologists can treat erectile dysfunction by prescribing a few medications and lifestyle modifications. Erectile dysfunction is a type of sexual dysfunction caused by inability to maintain or develop penis erection during sexual activity. This can lead to psychological depression in men.
The medical condition or infection caused due to having unprotected sexual intercourse is called Sexually Transmitted Diseases [STDs]. Both men and women are equally prone to get STDs through either vaginal, anal, or oral sexual intercourse. Sexologists can diagnose and treat STDs with the help of medications and lifestyle modifications. Having multiple sex partners will increase the chances of getting an STD.