sex·​ol·​o·​gy sek-ˈsä-lə-jē How to pronounce sexology (audio)
: the study of sex or of the interaction of the sexes especially among human beings
sexologist noun

Examples of sexology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leaving the era of obscenity laws and amateur sexology behind, Possanza charts the evolution of lesbian life up until the 1990s, taking a detour midway to visit ancient Greece and the island of Lesbos — home to the poet who became known throughout history for her sensual depiction of female lovers. Elaina Patton, NBC News, 9 June 2023 The study was led by Emmanuele A. Jannini, a professor of endocrinology and medical sexology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, in Rome, Italy, and suggests that erectile dysfunction can be both a short-term and long-term complication of COVID-19. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2021 The history of sexology runs far deeper than a few charismatic figures, however. Guest Blogger, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2013 Batool Haidari used to be a prominent professor of sexology at a Kabul university before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Paolo Santalucia, ajc, 10 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sexology was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Sexology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


sex·​ol·​o·​gy sek-ˈsäl-ə-jē How to pronounce sexology (audio)
plural sexologies
: the study of sex or of the interaction of the sexes especially among human beings
sexological adjective
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