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sexology

 [sek-sol´ah-je]
the scientific study of sex and sexual relations.

sex·ol·o·gy

(seks-ol'ō-jē),
The scientific study of all aspects of sex, including differentiation and dimorphism, and, particularly, sexual behavior.
[L. sexus, sex, + G. logos, study]

sexology

/sex·ol·o·gy/ (sek-sol´ah-je) the scientific study of sex and sexual relations.

sexology

The formal study of human sexual behaviour.

sexology

Sexology The formal study of the differentiation and dimorphism of sex and of erotic/sexual pairbonding of partners. See Sexosophy.

sex·ol·o·gy

(seks-ol'ō-jē)
The study of all aspects of sex and, in particular, sexual behavior.
[L. sexus, sex, + G. logos, study]

sexology

The study of sexual behaviour, especially in humans.
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But visitors to the Institute of Sexology need to think outside the box to get the most out of the fascinating show.
I have been teaching university sexology courses for 30 years.
Sexology had already been constituted as a separate form of enquiry some time before the appearance of Freud's most important contribution, The three essays on the theory of sexuality (1905) and many of the terms that we tend to identify with Freud, such as libido, component instincts, erotogenic zones, catharsis, autoerotism and narcissism were already in circulation.
Considered the "Harvard" of human sexology study, the Institute also offers professional degree programs and professional certificate courses.
Lorel Mayberry, a lecturer in sexology at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, said: "The financial incentives would be a major motivation - and an online business is far less riskier than physical contact.
As sexology gave way to psychiatry as the basis for understanding homosexuality, the social and clinical perception of the lesbian shifted from a matter of sexual inversion (the "inborn" manifestation of masculine gender traits) to one of object choice.
The same is certainly true of present age of globalization and this makes Vu Trong Phung's book a remarkable work of cultural history sexology, anthropology, colonial dynamics and of course globalization studies.
As a scientist and well-known expert in sexology, Mariela Castro was invited to take part in last month's Latin American Studies Association conference in San Francisco.
Drawing on a variety of materials--magazines, photographs, postcards, short films, writings on sexology and psychoanalysis, and moral treatises and philosophical essays--the author offers a remarkably in-depth cultural analysis.
Patterson uses the sexology movement, the scientific study of human sexuality that revolutionized understandings of normal human behavior, to explain that Delta Wedding depicts the dismantling of the sexual purity myth.
Together, they facilitate not only the telling of a homosexual love story but also, more specifically, a cross-cultural (and within the terms of early twentieth-century sexology a cross-racial) homosexual love story, wherein a romanticized understanding of Hungarianness serves as a metaphoric point of reference for Prime-Stevenson's thinking through and consolidating of homosexual identities.
At the turn of the 20th C, prior to the emergence of European sexology a branch of psychology which attempted a scientific study of this phenomenon and its effects, female homosexuality was relatively invisible as compared to male homosexuality, which was subject to the law and more regulated and reported by the press.