Who qualifies for the title of sexologist?
"Sexologist" is a professional specialist in the Scientific Studies of Sexuality with a) a Ph D (or equivalent) - the highest possible qualification in sexuality OR with b) a Ph D (or equivalent) in a related discipline with additional post-graduate formal training in sexuality . Sexologists must practice (or lecture) as a "sexologist" and they must be registered with the CSHP.
What services are provided by a sexologist?
Please note that not all sexologists are specialising in all specialities below and that only a few examples are given below.
Sexology (diagnoses and treatment) often requires professional team work between the General Practitioner, the Sexologist, the Psychologist and specialists such as Urologists, Gynecologists, Endocrinologists, Surgeons and other professionals. The sexologist is trained to know who & when to refer.
1) RELATIONSHIP SEXUALITY (Couples counselling)
Understanding the differences between male & female sexuality Sexual conflict because of high/low libido & different sexual needs and desires
Sexual fears, anxieties, inhibitions or aversion Sexual frustrations / boredom In need of sexual information, skills and techniques
Individual and relationship therapy and conflict solution Enhancing the quality & quantity of a couple’s sexuality
Skills on how to manage sexual conflict in a relationship Fear for sexual rejection
2) SEXUAL IDENTITY
Low sexual self-esteem with no/little confidence Struggling to manage a high or low libido
Hyper sexuality (sex addiction) or hypo sexuality (a-sexuality or sex aversion) Straight / Gay issues / Intersex
Sexual traumas and bad sexual experiences (past or present) Evaluation of own sexuality & skills on how to manage own sexuali
3) SEX EDUCATION
Training of parents on how to give sex education to their children / teenagers Fear of parents regarding straight / gay issues
Education to parents and teenagers on how to manage teenage sexuality Unacceptable sexual behavior of children
4) CLINICAL SEXOLOGY
Low libido Erectile dysfunction Pre-mature ejaculation Anorgasmia Hypogonadism Prostatitis and/or prostatectomy
Mastectomy Menopause Vasectomy Dyspareunia Vaginitis STD’s & HIV
Sexual injuries (consensual & non-consensual) Many more
5) FORENSIC SEXOLOGY
Traumatized victims (rape / sexual assault/ sexual molestation) Forensic sexology legal reports (including RAF claims)
Abused / battered / sexual assault on women (or men) A diversity of sexual addiction
All pathological sexual behavior Sex and the law information