What is Sexology and who are the Sexologists?
Sexology is the transdisciplinary study of sexualities. Therefore, sexology focuses the elements of psychology, sociology, philosophies, spiritualities, history, ethnology/anthropology, biology and language in relation to sensuality and sexuality. This is why sexology is studied in connection with everything else.
Sexologists are the transdisciplinarians who study and work in the domain of sexualities. Sexologists are trained in Universities. There are still very few Universities in the world who offer a full program in Sexology. Many have specialties, added to other programs, but few full blown programs studying every aspects of sexualities from every angles. Many people will add minors in the Studies of Human Sexualities if it’s available at their University. The University of Québec in Montréal offers full University Degrees and Post Graduates in Sexology.
Sexologists can be sex-educators, sex-coaches, sex-counsellors, and/or sex-therapists.
Sadly, we have to be careful when we chose a Sexologist. But for the Province of Québec (in Canada), everybody can call themself “Sexologists” since there are no regulations in the field. So for me, it made for interesting situations. For example, in my own city of Sudbury, Ontario, I was told by my new Gynecologist at the time of my first appointment, that I was not “the” Sexologist, “because I was not “that Sylvie”” who presented herself as such (even to some of my own friends and clients). And the only thing I can do is to rectify this, one person at a time. If you don’t have a fully educated and trained Sexologist in your area, you can access one online who will offer you the best services possible. We offer such a service through ONCall Health, an online video conference session that is PIPHA compliant.
The sessions with any Sexologist regarding your sex-education, sex-coaching, sex-counselling, or sex-therapy are confidential.