A sexologist is a specialist in sexology, usually a psychiatrist, who has studied various aspects of human sexuality as part of his training, including average sexual growth, sexual orientation, the dynamics of sexual relations, and sexual dysfunctions and diseases.
The following are some of the most prevalent issues that a sexologist can assist individuals and couples with:
- Impotence (erectile dysfunction) is a symptom of erectile dysfunction.
- Premature ejaculation is one of the problems with ejaculatory control.
- Desire or arousal levels are low or absent.
- Maintaining arousal is difficult.
- Orgasm is difficult to achieve.
- Aversion to or fear of touch, intimacy, penetration, or pain
- Unusual feelings (in terms of sexual behavior, fantasy, capability, physique, etc.)
- Feeling inexperienced, misinformed, and inept when it comes to sexual topics.
- Feeling self-conscious about one’s sexuality or sexual desires.
- Finding enjoyable hobbies for both partners is difficult.
- Communication problems when it comes to sexual needs and desires
- Intimacy deficit
- Patients frequently do not know who to turn to for help with their sex issues and are commonly duped by unqualified quacks.
A sexologist is an expert in sexology, usually a psychiatrist, who is well informed in different elements of sexology as part of his training, including dealing with sexual dysfunctions, myths, and relationship issues.
Sexology is currently unregulated in India, which means that anyone can call themselves a sexologist without earning any credentials. It’s crucial to know what kind of formal education and training a sexologist has in human sexuality while looking for one.
Dr. Inderjeet Singh Gautam has been treating sexual disorders for over 39 years. He’s also a member of the International Council on Sex Education and Parenthood (CSEPI).