Definitions

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  • n. The study of human sexual behavior.

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  • n. The study of sex and sexuality

Etymologies

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sex +‎ -ology

Examples

  • Berkowitz: I have a Ph.D. in clinical sexology from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.

    What kills sex in a marriage? Look past the stereotypes

  • The letter is signed: "Much love, Pop, professor 'sexology' Ph. D."

    George Bush Off The Record

  • Gertzman argues that moral reformers during this period were “correct to claim that the traffic in ‘pornography’ was vigorous in the 1920s and 1930s, and that Jews were preponderant as distributors of gallantiana erotic fiction, avant-garde sexually explicit novels, sex pulps, sexology, and the most flagitious materials.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The very phrase, "I couldn't help but wonder," that signals the beginning of her musings on sexology, can propel me into convulsions of creative identification.

    Caroline Hagood: What Sex and the City Taught Me About Writing

  • Japanese sex jokes in traditional times: The nun who rubbed and thrusted, and other stories (Sino-Japanese sexology classics series) by Howard Seymour Levy

    She Nose, Doesn't She?

  • Around the same time, she became interested in sexology, psychotherapy, and chirology or hand reading.

    Charlotte Wolff.

  • There has been some controversy in sexology about which is more important for healthy sexuality in couples: increasing the security of the bond or developing more differentiation and my position is that we need both.

    Linda E. Savage: Enhancing Sexual Energy

  • Now that we finally have a science of human sexuality -- and remember what a struggle this has been for sexology pioneers, such as Alfred Kinsey and Masters & Johnson -- we need a similar science for the rest of the animal kingdom.

    Frans de Waal: Fellating Female Fruit Bats

  • I doubt and I may be wrong too that sekkusu tashi was borrowed from a sexology book or journal written in English.

    Foreign terms as convenient euphemisms

  • Krafft-Ebing's book was an early work from the new science of sexology, the study of human sexual behavior in all its variety.

    Victoria Rosner: A Walk on the Wilde Side

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