It is advisable that the medical history of the gynecologist be extended to include the functioning of patients in the sexual sphere, including partner relationships, which affects health, including women’s sexual health. For many patients, sexology issues are taboo and autosexual behavior (masturbation) is a special taboo. Masturbation refers to sexual stimulation, especially of one’s own genitals and often to the point of orgasm, which is performed manually, by other types of bodily contact (except for sexual intercourse), by use of objects or tools, or by some combination of these methods. Autosexual behavior as a topic for inclusion in general gynecology and developmental gynecology indicates the need for a very individual approach to this issue in the context of a given patient. Similar medical issues seem to refer to a general truth about medicine that it is neither merely art nor science, in the modern sense of these terms. It is a separate, indirect field, tertium quid, i.e., the third, intermediate possibility between art and science, but different from both. In the Aristotelian sense, medicine is a habit of practical understanding, perfected by experience in patient care, and the issue of autosexual behavior in general gynecological requires special experience and an individual approach to a patient.
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Autosexual behavior as a topic for inclusion in gynecological practice
Ewa Jakubek1,*, Grażyna Jarząbek-Bielecka2, Jacek Boroch3, Małgorzata Mizgier3, Katarzyna Plagens-Rotman4, Witold Kędzia2
1 Department of Law, Organization and Management in Healthcare, Faculty of Health Sciences, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-001 Poznań, Poland
2 Division of Developmental Gynecology and Sexology, Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-001 Poznań, Poland
3 Department of Morphological and Health Sciences, Dietetic Division, Faculty of Physical Culture in Gorzow Wlkp., Poznan University of Physical Education, 60-001 Poznań, Poland
4 Hipolit Cegielski State University of Applied Sciences, Stefana Wyszyńskiego 38, 62-200 Gniezno, Poland
*Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ewa Jakubek)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2021, 48(2), 212–215; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog.2021.02.2127
Submitted: 2 May 2020 | Revised: 6 October 2020 | Accepted: 15 October 2020 | Published: 15 April 2021
Copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Published by IMR Press.
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