Professional Experience

2007 – now: Program Director ‘Institute for Family and Sexuality Studies’  (IFSS)
2014 – now: Full Professor (KU Leuven)
2012 – now: Head ‘Centre for Clinical Sexology and Sex Therapy’ (UPC KU Leuven)
2007 – 2014: Associate Professor (KU Leuven)
2004 – 2007: Assistant Professor (KU Leuven)
1998 – now: Licenced Psychotherapist and clinical sexologist

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Clinical sexology (psychotherapy/ sex therapy)
  • Illness/disability and sexual functioning and sexual experience
  • Sexual dysfunction and sexual distress
  • Dyspareunia
  • Asexuality
  • Teaching on (clinical) sexology and sexuality
  • Sex education in families and schools

Selected Publications

  1. Hendrickx L., Gijs L., Enzlin P. (2018). Who’s Distressed by Sexual Difficulties? Exploring Associations Between Personal, Perceived Partner, and Relational Distress and Sexual Difficulties in Heterosexual Men and Women. Journal of Sex Research 1-14.doi: 10.1080/00224499.2018.1493570.
  2. Pazmany E, Bergeron S, Van Oudenhove L, Verhaeghe J, Enzlin P. (2013) Body image and genital self-image in pre-menopausal women with dyspareunia. Archives of Sexual Behaviour;42(6):999-1010.doi: 10.1007/s10508-013-0102-4.
  3. Hendrickx L., Gijs L., Enzlin P. (2013). Distress, sexual dysfunctions, and DSM: Dialogue at cross purposes?. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10 (3), 630-641.doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02971
  4. Verschuren JE A., Enzlin P., Dijkstra PU., Geertzen JH B., Dekker R. (2010). Chronic Disease and Sexuality: A Generic Conceptual Framework. Journal of Sex Research, 47 (2-3), 153-170. Doi: 1080/00224491003658227
  5. Bhasin S, Enzlin P, Coviello A, Basson R. (2007). Sexual dysfunction in men and women with endocrine disorders. The Lancet Feb 17;369(9561):597-611.doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60280-3