Having stumbled into the open arms of a sexologist a few years ago in a moment of panic, I can honestly say I don’t know what I would do without her. If you’ve ever wanted to visit a sexologist but felt like you didn’t even know where to begin, here is a beginner’s guide to some of the sexologists and sex therapists in Cape Town. Whether you’re dealing with low self-esteem, having trouble reaching orgasm or are dealing with trauma from a sexual assault, they’ve got you.
What is sexology?
Sexology is defined as the scientific study of sexuality. These earth angels have studied everything from anatomy, physiology and sexual orientation, to the dynamics of sexual relationships and everything in between.
What is sex therapy?
According to the NHS, ‘Sex therapists are qualified counsellors, doctors or healthcare professionals who have done extra training in helping people with difficulties relating to sex.’
1 Dr Esther Sapire – Sexologist
Camps Bay, Cape Town
According to her profile on SA Medical Specialists, Dr Sapire consults with both individuals and couples who experience sexual problems. Men often visit her to address issues like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction, while a common issue among the women who visit her are a low sex drive, trouble reaching orgasm and vaginismus (the painful contraction of the vagina in response to physical contact or pressure).
021 480 6252
2 Dr Marelize Swart – Psychologist and Sex Therapist
Somerset West and Claremont, Cape Town
Like Dr Sapire, Dr Swartz also deals with common concerns such as orgasm difficulty, lack of libido and pain during sex, as well as communication and intimacy problems within relationships. According to her website, Dr Swart’s focus is on helping clients learn how to express their intimacy in ways that enhance their self-esteem and their relationships.
060 737 8837
3 Dr Ronel Kemp – Clinical Psychologist
Panorama, Cape Town
Dr Kemp believes that sex therapy is helpful to people of any age and sexual orientation. This form of therapy addresses issues of sexual problems, dysfunctions and sexuality in general. Dr Kemp also helps those who have experienced sexual abuse.
082 371 9843
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