Sexology (dictionary)

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n /sɛkˈsɒlədʒi/

¹ The study of sexual behavior.

² The study of sex or of the interaction of the sexes especially among human beings.


Sexology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behaviors and function. The term sexology does not generally refer to the non-scientific study of sexuality, such as political science or social criticism.

In modern sexology, researchers apply tools from several academic fields, such as biology, medicine, psychology, epidemiology, sociology]] and criminology. Sexologists study sexual development (puberty), sexual orientation, sexual relationships and sexual activity, as well as document the sexualities of special groups; for example, child sexuality, adolescent sexuality, pedophilia, homosexuality, gender identity, sexuality among the elderly and the disabled. The sexological study of sexual dysfunctions and disorders, including erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia.

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