Interview with a Sexologist

By: Maya Salem

When one hears the term Sexology, one might envision the investigation of a sexual fantasy or a discreet study of erotic encounters tabulated and recorded. The word sex is usually defined as a fulfilling act of adult intimacy involving one or more companions; the compilation of elements that can include arousal, attraction, lust, love and/or passion. Generally, one does not suspect anything other than a primitive instinctual need for animalistic gratification whose consequences can either be viewed as moral or immoral based on circumstances and social convention (affairs, prostitution, exploitation etc). Besides simply being “naughty and hot” the topic of sex delves deep into the psyche, revealing the darker realities in the human persona; an unheard of inhibitory side that may not be as appealing to the average Joe as the word itself. Professor Prok a certified sexologist/sociologist gives us the lowdown on sexology in some of its more extreme manifestations.

Professor Prok: Rebel with a cause to inform society.

Maya: What is sexology?

Professor Prok: A study of human sexual behavior in its many manifestations that is present in any society.

Maya: How long have you been a sexologist?

Professor Prok: Since 1980

Maya: How were you introduced to sexology?

Professor Prok: I affiliated with a sect “AASECT” (American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists)

Maya: What piqued your interest in sexology?

Professor Prok: Natural outgrowth of my study of humans in society as a sociologist. Sociology is the study of individuals and roots in relationship with one another.

Maya: Was the interest for financial gain?

Professor Prok: No, it was for informational and educational purposes.

Maya: What have you learned from being a sexologist?

Professor Prok: I’ve learned that human sexuality is one of the most important drives that an individual in their life experiences. According to Abraham Maslow, it’s third in the hierarchy of needs.

Maya: How do people in search of advice approach such a discreet topic?

Professor Prok: Most often they may look for a sexologist or be referred by a medical or psychological health care provider after discussing related issues.

Maya: What was one of your most significant memorable cases?

Professor Prok: A female colleague of mine viewed a video documentary titled “You Don’t Know Dick,” which is a transsexual biography of a woman going through sexual reassignment surgery to become a man. After viewing the film, she realized that she herself was unhappy with her gender, so she went through counseling and was surgically transformed into the male that she realized she should have been born as in the first place.

Maya: Any abnormal aspects?

Professor Prok: In the realm of sexuality most commonly the only thing that is abnormal is that which you cannot do; because of social convention and conformity.

Maya: Can you describe a jaw dropping situation?

Professor Prok: Yes, one case involved encountering a sub culture of the slave master eroticism. I counseled a sex slave who willingly subjected himself to various types of debasing; physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. He was kept in a locked cage and the master was responsible for feeding, beating and binding him. He was disciplined in bondage for behaving sadistically. The master also performed acute asphyxiation, cutting and smeared him with fecal matter. The slave approached me about his desire to reconvene with his former slave master after running away. He is defined as a masochist.

Maya: Oh my! Did you help him?

Professor Prok: I advised him, if that’s what he really wanted, he should be careful and consult with a counselor so he does not injure himself or put himself into danger.

Maya: How has this experience influenced your outlook on such a matter?

Professor Prok: To each his own. We have to respect individual choices so far as they are not injurious to that person. I counseled him. People are to effectively integrate their needs for survival with the choices they make in their erotic life. Ingestion of other people’s fecal matter and urine is not healthy. It’s medically countered and indicated as injurious.

Maya: What have you learned from being a sexologist?

Professor Prok: I learned that there’s much variety from sexual expression, desire, and need as there are people who wish to pursue any erotic fantasy or desire that they might have.

Maya: Any closing thoughts?

Professor Prok: Nurturing the healthy expression of sexuality in one’s life is an important consideration of a competent sexologist and the preceding is not necessarily deemed healthy, just a couple of existence counseling experiences that I have encountered in my capacity as a sexologist.

Maya: Thank you, it was a pleasure.