An empirical investigation of hypersexuality

Rinehart, N. J. and McCabe, M. P. 1998, An empirical investigation of hypersexuality, Sexual and marital therapy, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 369-384, doi: 10.1080/02674659808404255.

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Title An empirical investigation of hypersexuality
Author(s) Rinehart, N. J.ORCID iD for Rinehart, N. J. orcid.org/0000-0001-6109-3958
McCabe, M. P.
Journal name Sexual and marital therapy
Volume number 13
Issue number 4
Start page 369
End page 384
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 1998
ISSN 1468-1994
Summary The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of hypersexuality and the personality factors associated with the desire for and experience of high frequency sexual behavior. Participants in the study were 69 male and 93 female university students. Respondents reported on their desire for and experience of masturbation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, pornography, indecent phone calls or letters, prostitution, exhibitionism, voyeurism, as well as providing self-report measures which evaluated their levels of state and trait anxiety, depression, obsessive and compulsive symptoms and fear of intimacy. The results demonstrated that subjects who engaged in high-frequency voyeurism were more depressed than low-frequency voyeurs. Respondents in the high-frequency sexual deviant desire and behavior groups appeared to have more obsessive-compulsive symptoms in comparison to the low-frequency deviant sexual behavior and desire groups. Increased psychopathology was not associated with high-frequency non-deviant sexual behaviors and desires. This finding raised the question of whether labels such as sexual compulsion and addiction are merely pathologizing illegal sexual behavior.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02674659808404255
Field of Research 070203 Animal Management
Socio Economic Objective 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1998, Taylor & Francis
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