Who is a sexologist?

A sexologist is a specialist in the field of sexology,  usually a psychiatrist , who  as part of  his training is  well versed in various aspects  of human sexuality, from normal sexual development to sexual orientation, the dynamics of sexual relationships  and  sexual dysfunctions and disorders, like  erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation , sexual desire problems and anorgasmia.

 

What types of sexual problems/concerns can a  sexologist help with?


The following are common concerns that a  sexologist helps individuals and couples, address:

  • Erectile difficulty(erectile dysdunction/impotence)
  • Ejaculatory control difficulties including premature ejaculation.
  • Lack of or reduced desire or arousal
  • Difficulty maintaining arousal.
  • Difficulty reaching orgasm.
  • Fear of or aversion to touch, intimacy, penetration or pain
  • Feeling abnormal (in terms of sexual behavior, fantasy, capability, physique, etc.)
  • Feeling inexperienced, uninformed or misinformed, & unskilled in sexual matters.
  • Feeling ashamed of sexuality or sexual desires
  • Not finding satisfying sexual activities or maintaining intimacy after surgery, a health crisis, ongoing health challenges or during pregnancy and parenthoood.
  • Difficulty identifying satisfying activities for both partners
  • Difficulty communicating sexual needs and desires
  • Lack of Intimacy
  • Sexual trauma or sexual abuse history
  • Sexual orientation identity (straight, gay, bisexual, etc.)
  • Sexual compulsion.

 

How do I know that I am with a doctor qualified in sexology ?

Most of the time patients do not know whom to consult for their sex problems and are often cheated by unqualified quacks.

A sexologist is a specialist in the field of sexology,  usually a psychiatrist , who  as part of  his training is  well versed in various aspects of sexology  including handling sexual dysfunctions , myths and relationship problems.

In India,sexology is currently an unregulated field, which means that people can call themselves sexologists without  earning credentials in the field. When searching for a sexologist, it is important to know what kind of formal education and training  does a practitioner have in the area of human sexuality.

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