What is a Sexologist
So, what is a sexologist?
A sexologist is someone who studies the science of sex, and how it makes you feel. We’ll help you identify your sexual goals and then with education, resources, tools and techniques we’ll help you reach those goals, and manage your sexual growth thereafter.
“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Sexologist generally has an undergraduate degree too, perhaps in psychology, medicine, nursing or social work, and then studies Sexology at a post-graduate level. For my part, I have a range of medical qualifications that support and improve my practice as a Sexologist.
As a Nurse Practitioner I can diagnose and treat physical issues that my patients may be having, and as a Sexologist I’m attuned to the complex psychological aspects, that are often more important in resolving the issues.
As with all kinds of healthcare there are specialities within the discipline, and my particular niche is still very strongly tied to the reason I became a Sexologist in the first place, helping men recover sexual function after prostate cancer treatment, and restoring sexual health.
Eventually, I established the Restorative Sexual Health Clinic in Western Australia, and while I’m still based there I travel quite a lot, spreading the word to as many people as possible, and trying to get everyone to be a bit more honest with themselves, and their partners.
I’ve even been asked to review professional publications in this area now, and I couldn’t have been be more honoured.
- TrueNTH International Guidelines for Sexual Health Care in Prostate Cancer Survivorship’
By the University of Michigan
- ‘The Health Professionals Guide to Delivering Psychological Care for Men with Prostate Cancer’ (2021) By Suzanne Chambers, Nicole Henneka, Jeff Dunn.
Specifically design for men who’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, this evidence based program is the only one of its kind in the world.
There are seven self-guided modules full of advice, information and exercises, and a step-by-step guide to getting you back in action as quickly as possible.
Once you get going it only takes 10 – 15 minutes a day, and there’s even things you can do, to get an erection straight away!