the study of sexual behavior.

Origin of sexology

First recorded in 1900–05; sex + -o- + -logy
Related formssex·o·log·i·cal [sek-suh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsɛk səˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivesex·ol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sexology

Historical Examples of sexology

  • Many Normal schools and colleges and private institutions of learning are adopting special instruction in sexology.

  • We are tolerably familiar with Anglo-American writings on sexology, but we know nothing that equals Mrs. Dennett's brochure.

British Dictionary definitions for sexology



the study of sexual behaviour in human beings
Derived Formssexologist, nounsexological (ˌsɛksəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
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Word Origin and History for sexology

1902, from sex (n.) + -ology. Related: Sexologist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sexology in Medicine




The study of human sexual behavior.
Related formssex•olo•gist n.
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