Ethics and New Therapeutic Techniques in Sexology
After the discoveries of Krafft-Ebing, following the theoretical lead of Sigmund Freud, sexology has had to wait 60 years to become recognized as a science. Indeed, it is only with the sexual dysfunction concept and in studying human sexuality like any other behavior that Masters and Johnson have enabled sexology to become a science in its own right. Since 1980 new medically oriented investigative techniques and therapies have evolved (vascular exploration, intracavernous injections, etc.). Such scientific evolution has brought about a radical change in our day-to-day therapeutic attitudes. It is in reflecting upon what has evolved from these new ways of treating patients that we have attempted to develop an ethical position stemming from our personal work as sexology consultants.