What is the difference between sexology and sex surrogacy?
A certified sexologist is a professional who is a trained professional educated in the study of human sexuality usually within the psychology field. The field can include relationship coaches, sex therapists, sex health educators, and researchers. These services are offered through talkative sessions.
While a certified sex surrogate is a trained professional who works with clients in sex therapy as part of a three-way therapeutic team. This team consists of a therapist/counselor (usually a licensed MFT or psychologist), surrogate partner and client. The surrogate’s role is to be a partner to the client and assist in building the client’s skills in the areas of physical and emotional intimacy. This is accomplished through exercises in communication, relaxation, sensual and sexual touching and social skills training. Because of the intimate and sensitive nature of the work, the involvement of the therapist/counselor is essential, and no ethical surrogate works with clients without this kind of support in place. Clients inquiring about surrogate work will be referred to qualified therapists for evaluation before starting work with the surrogate partner.
What is the definition of human sexuality?
Sexuality is a natural part of who we are. We are all sexual beings, although we express our sexuality differently as we grow up. Our sexuality includes our sense of gender, our body image, our sexual orientation, our sexual behaviors, our emotions, and the roles we play in relationships. It is much bigger than what we do and who we do it with.
Can sexual problems be prevented?
While some sexual problems cannot be prevented, dealing with the underlying causes of the dysfunction can help you better understand and cope with the problem when it occurs. There are some things you can do to help maintain good sexual function:
- Follow your doctor’s treatment plan for any medical/health conditions
- Limit your alcohol intake
- Refrain from smoking
- Deal with any emotional or psychological issues such as stress, depression, and anxiety. Get treatment as needed
- Increase communication with your partner
What is the best way to protect myself against STDs?
If you are going to engage in sexual behaviors, the absolute best protection we have against STDs is a combination of condoms, honest communication with partners about our sexual health, and regular STD testing.