Sexology is the study of human sexuality, this includes sexual interests, sexual behaviors, and sexual functions.
Sexologists apply tools from various academic fields, including biology, medicine, psychology and sociology. Sexologists discuss numerous topics, including sexual development, gender identity, relationships, sexual orientation, and sexual activities.
The field of sexology includes studies of sexuality across humans lifespan, and includes child sexuality, puberty, adolescent sexuality, and sexuality among the elderly.
Here at Happy Lola we have had our sex educators create a series of blogs around sexology as we think it is an important topic that doesn’t get much discussion. The blogs that our experts have created are:
- What is aphanisis?
- What is feminist sexology?
- Human mating strategies
- What is misattribution of arousal?
- What is sexological testing?
- What is sexual dysfunction?
- What is sexual identity therapy?
- What is sexual repression?
If there is a topic that you would like to talk about and our sex educators have not created a blog on it then feel free to email us. Alternatively comment below and start a discussion around the topic yourself!
History of Sexology
There have been sexual manuals to help humans with their sex lives for a long long time. Books like the Kama Sutra, Ananga Ranga and The Perfumed Garden for the Soul’s Recreation. As such sexology has been a topic since around the 1400’s.
The first real scientific reaseach on sex is said to have been in the 1830’s, when Alexander Jean Baptiste Parent-Duchatelet published a study of 3558 prostitutes who worked in Paris.
Later in the 19th century Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing published Psychopathia Sexualis, which is considered to be the first piece of work to established sexology as a scientific discipline.
Just over a decade later, and Englishman, Havelock Ellis, challenged the sexual taboos surrounding masturbation and homosexuality, and is said to have revolutionized the conception around sex at his time.
Nowadays many sexologists have access to better technology allowing sexological questions to be addressed with studies using behavioral genetics, neuro-imagina and internet surveys.
If you have any more questions on sexology then feel free to contact us and one of our sex experts will get back to you as soon as possible.