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Hello everyone, Im Jonathon Costal, aka Doctor Erotic, a sex and relationship guru, historian, rights activist, and adult education specialist. Since I am new to the forum I thought that I would take the time to introduce myself and give you all a little insight into who I am and what I am all about.
I suppose the first thing I should get out in the open is that I am NOT a medical or mental health professional....not yet at least. I am in the process of earning a Bachelors Degree in Gender & Womens Studies. After completing my undergraduate studies, I plan to immediately start work on my Masters Degree in Social Psychology, and then earn my PhD from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. Since my academic goals include achieving a PhD in Clinical Sexology, I will literally be a doctor of the erotic one day. The meaning, however, is more symbolic than that. My passion for sexuality and relationships is second to nothing else in my life. I love my field, and I plan to become the worlds most recognized expert in the industry one day. Using the Dr. Erotic name now, while still in school, keeps me motivated and reminds me of who I am and why I do this. It's also just kinda catchy and good for making people remember who I am. So, that begs the questions of why am I doing all of this? What sexology is? Well, let's talk about what sexology is first and then why. A sexologist is not just someone who studies sex....well it is and it isn't. Sexology is a multidisciplinary science which draws from many different fields including the social sciences of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and criminology. It also draws from physical sciences such as biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, neurology, and epidemiology. Sexology and it's multidisciplinary approach to problems allow a sexologist to think outside the box and reach powerful insightful conclusions that otherwise wouldnt be possible. It is this powerful insight that draws me to sexology. Using this knowledge I can really help people and help to change the world for the better. It's not only the the nerdly part of things though that attract me to this career path. Human sexuality and love have always fascinated me on such a deep level that I just cant stop reading, learning, or talking about them. I have always been comfortable expressing and discussing my sexuality openly. It is my life and career goal to help others become comfortable with their sexuality and improve their sex lives and relationships. I believe people should always feel comfortable expressing their sexuality openly and discuss the experience of love in all forms. Now about my sexuality, in case any of you are curious? Well, I identify as pansexual because I believe in the idea of universal sexuality (a term I coined myself), that is to say the idea that sexuality is only a part of the person, not the person. Therefore, all the identity issues such as gay, lesbian, trans, etc. and what kind of genitals a person has doesn't really matter. All that matters is if I like a person or not and if they like me. Additionally, just about everything goes in my book so long as consent is involved. In fact consent is primarily my only moral compass when approaching sexuality and fetish. So that should explain everything, and I guess I'll end things with just saying that I am looking forward to becoming a valued member of this community and helping out where I can. If I can help even one person, than everything that I do is worth it. -Doc __________________ DocErotiq is a sex and relationship guru, historian, rights activist, and adult education specialist.
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What school do you plan to get your doctorate at?
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Oh, I don't know about my PhD. Currently I plan to get it from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. However that's years from now. Who knows what schools might offer a doctorate by then.
__________________ DocErotiq is a sex and relationship guru, historian, rights activist, and adult education specialist.
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Welcome aboard Doc. If you're still looking, and depending on where you live, you might want to investigate the program in the psychology department at the University of Southern California. God only knows what it costs now. In the mid eighties it was five to seven years with a tab of $90,000 and that was pretty much what scared me off. Depending on your age and financial situation it might be doable. For me it wasn't. I was forty three then and right about now I'd have just paid off my student loans or my dad, which ever way I had decided to go. Of course one thing about graduating from a prestigious school is that they do take care of their own. With that sheep skin you have a lot more options and you won't likely have your practice hidden in the part of town where you're in a strip mall between the sex shop and a 'gentlemans' bar where drunks are peeing on your wall at night. Good luck. HHH
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