Question: I am interested in studying sex. I am currently working on an MBA but want a degree in sexuality, too. Where can I get a degree like that? Thank you.
How nice that you’re interested in studying sexuality! Many people with business degrees find themselves working in sexuality-related companies, developing or marketing or advertising products such as condoms, lubricants, vibrators, vaginal moisturizers, erectile medications, tampons, menstrual cups, ovulation tests, and so on. I think many people in your field would find it useful to learn about sexuality!
Choose a Focus
Sex is a topic of study – not a discipline. This means you can study sexuality issues in a number of different fields. Programs with a particular focus on sexuality include some in public health, psychology, sociology, anthropology, media studies, gender studies, women’s studies, just to name a few. Within the study of sexuality, some people focus on sex research while others focus on sex therapy, education, or medicine. You may find it interesting to read the book “How I Got Into Sex”for stories from people in diverse aspects of sexuality related professions or the newer book “How I Got Into Sex…Ed” for stories of sexuality educators and the professional and educational paths that they took.
In addition, attending a professional conference related to sex research, education, or therapy may be of interest to you. You can learn more through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; the Society for Sex Therapy and Research; and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Find out more about these professional organizations on our Kinsey Institute website which is kinseyinstitute.org.