What is Sexology?
Sexology is the scientific study of (human) sexuality. Sexuality refers to our whole sexual being and -functioning and the purpose of sexuality is recreation, relation and procreation.  Lemmer 2010

In 1907, German dermatologist Iwan Bloch coined the term sexualwissenschaft to name the scientific study of human sexuality (in English: sexology).  Since Bloch there were many significant pioneers in sexology (Hirschfeld, Ellis, Kinsey, Foucault, Masters, Johnson, Kaplan, Haeberle, Diamond, Granzig and others).

The World Health Organization’s reports (1975 & 2001) encouraged the development of sexology as a field of study in its own right. Human sexuality should be encouraged to develop as an autonomous discipline.

Haeberle & Gindorf wrote in 1993 that Sexology includes scientific disciplines and a set of therapeutic practices, training, and interventions that may be medical, psychotherapeutic, or educational.

Lemmer grounded sexology epistemological as a universal integral science of the behavioral (physical), intentional (psychological), social, cultural (including the spiritual) aspects of human sexuality with a w-holistic, inter-transactional, between and beyond the poles, basis theory (Introduction to Sexology by Johann Lemmer 2005).

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