What is a sexologist? And what do you exactly do?
Ha! Great Question, and one that is often asked. You are in good company. I always joke that my mom doesn’t think it is a real job and my dad just hopes it isn’t.
As a sexologist I study sex, which I think is fairly obvious….. More specifically I study people’s sexual behaviours, feelings and interactions. Basically what people do and how they feel about it. Sexology is the scientific study of sex. It is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses such fields as psychology, sociology, medicine, anthropology, biology and more. As a sexologist I have received extensive education and training in the field of human sexuality. And as it is a relatively new field (how many sexologists do you know?), I am continually accessing the latest research in human sexuality to build my knowledge and understanding in an effort to be able to provide you the most accurate and up to date information.
What does that look like in my day to day life? My passion is to bring my message of healthy sexuality to the masses. So that includes speaking in front of an audience (the bigger the better, size does matter here) delivering a keynote or workshop, leading group coaching session of people who want to have the greatest sex of their lives, making TV and radio appearances normalizing and destigmatizing sex through open and honest communication and working one on one with clients at the Hassle Free Clinic.
What I don’t do (pay attention, this gets interesting), I do not have sex with people as a professional extension of what I do (you would be surprised at how many people think that). So I do not do any hands-on work. I am not a medical doctor to do not treat, diagnose nor prescribe drugs. I do work with many wonderful doctors that I refer people too. I am not a sex therapist, there are many great people in my field who are but that is not my passion. My love is sharing the message of healthy sexuality with the masses.
Ok, I will stop now…. Hope that helps give you a better understanding of who I am…. More to come…… A lot of people ask me how/why I got into this line of work…. That is an interesting story…. I think I will share that in a video…. Stay tuned.
And remember, when it comes to sex, there is no right way, there is no wrong way, there is just your way.
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