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About Sexology

About Sexology

Clinical Sexology has a long, rich history and is a respected discipline throughout the world. There are more than eighty different Sexology organizations and societies located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceana and Australia.

Post Graduate academic programs in Clinical Sexology are offered at universities in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.

Notable Sexologists

Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840–1902)
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Wilhelm Fliess (1858-1928)
Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)
Albert Moll (1862-1939)
Edward Westermarck (1862-1939)
Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935)
Iwan Bloch (1872-1922)
Theodor Hendrik van de Velde (1873-1937)
Max Marcuse (1877-1963)[2]
Otto Gross (1877-1920)
Ernst Gräfenberg (1881-1957)
Harry Benjamin (1885-1986)
Theodor Reik (1888-1969)
Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956)
Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957)
Wardell Pomeroy (1913-2001)
Albert Ellis (born 1913)
Kurt Freund (1914-1996)
Ernest Borneman (1915-1995)
William Masters (1915-2001)
Paul H. Gebhard (born 1917)
John Money (1921-2006)
Virginia Johnson (born 1925)
Preben Hertoft (born 1928)
Oswalt Kolle (born 1928)
Ruth Westheimer(born 1928)
Vern Bullough (1928-2006)  
Betty Dodson (1929)
William E. Simon (1930-2000)
John H. Gagnon (born 1931)
Fritz Klein (1932–2006)
Milton Diamond (born 1934)
Erwin J. Haeberle (born 1936)
William Granzig (born 1939)
Rolf Gindorf (born 1939)
Simon LeVay (born 1943)
Volkmar Sigusch (born 1943)
Shere Hite (born 1943)
Anne Fausto-Sterling (born 1944)
Gilbert Herdt (born 1949)
Joe Beam (born 1949)
Jakob Pastoetter (born 1965)  

What is Sexuality?

Sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships. While sexuality can include all of these dimensions, not all of them are always experienced or expressed. Sexuality is influenced by the interaction of biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, ethical, legal, historical and religious and spiritual factors.**

What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.**

** From the World Association for Sexual Health