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This entry provides an overview of sexology as a field of study. It begins by defining the term and considering its position in relation to psychology. Next, it provides an overview of the history of sexology and then addresses the main projects that sexology has conventionally engaged with. Finally, it considers the emerging area of critical sexology: a more interdisciplinary form of sexology that has a close relationship to critical psychological thinking about sex and sexuality.

Sexology and Psychology

The term sexology refers to the study of sexuality. However, the term has traditionally been associated particularly with scientific study and with the approaches of mainstream psychology, biology, and medicine rather than those of the social sciences or humanities, for example. The World Association for Sexual Health ...

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