What It’s Like to Be a Sexologist: Behind the Scenes

December 12, 2018

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Have you ever wondered about what it’s like to be a sexologist? How is being a sexologist or any other sexuality professional (sex coach, sex therapist) different from other types of therapists and healthcare professionals? Does being a sexologist mean you have a crazy and kinky sex life? How can this job affect your dating experiences?

The time has come for something a little bit different from the usual Get Sex Smart podcast episode. This time Dr. Valeria and I tell you everything there is to know… about our job.

Tune in as we discuss all there is to know about our line of work – the good, the bad, and the ugly. In Episode 39 you will get a behind-the-scenes look at the joys and challenges we face as sexuality professionals. By listening to this podcast you will learn:

  • What it takes to actually become a sexologist and what skills are necessary
  • What it means to hold space and why it is crucial in our line of work
  • Some common assumptions and reactions that sexuality professionals have to face in their daily life
  • The challenges of dating as a sexuality professional
  • What our work consists of and what you can expect from a session
  • Some of the most frequent issues that people come to us with
  • Things to keep in mind when considering becoming a sexologist
  • Safety concerns and precautions sexologists need to take
About the Author

Sarah Martin, MA, CSC is CEO of Dignified Hedonist, a sexuality support company that guides introverted men to lead desire-led, sex-forward, and pleasure-focused lives. Sarah is the host of the Sexual Craftsmanship podcast, a weekly podcast packed full of actionable information and advice for sex and relationships in the 21st century. Sarah loves rainbows, books, and Pokemon Go.

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