Sexology is the systematic study of human sexuality. It encompasses all aspects of sexuality, including:

Table of contents
1 History of the study of sex
2 What is sexology?
3 Notable sexologists
4 External links

History of the study of sex

One of the earliest sex researchers prior to the 20th century sexology movement was Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, whose book Psychopathia Sexualis recorded a number of unusual sexual abnormalities.

Magnus Hirschfeld founded the Institute for Sexology in Berlin in 1919.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Sigmund Freud developed a theory of sexuality based on his studies of his clients.

What is sexology?

Sexology in its modern form is largely a 20th century phenomenon.

Sexology relates to a number of other fields of study:

Sexology also touches on public issues such as the debates over abortion, public health, birth control and reproductive technology.

Notable sexologists

See also: Gender and sexuality studies, List of sexology topics

External links