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Title: An Online Assessment of Personality, Psychological, and Sexuality Trait Variables Associated with Self-Reported Hypersexual Behavior
Contributor(s): Walton, Michael T (author); Cantor, James M (author); Lykins, Amy  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.1007/s10508-015-0606-1
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20925
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: undefined
Abstract: "Hypersexual" behavior represents a perceived inability to control one's sexual behavior. To investigate hypersexual behavior, an international sample of 510 self-identified heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual men and women completed an anonymous online self-report questionnaire battery. In addition to age and sex (male), hypersexual behavior was related to higher scores on measures of sexual excitation, sexual inhibition due to the threat of performance failure, trait impulsivity, and both depressed mood and anxiety. In contrast, hypersexual behavior was related to lower scores on sexual inhibition due to the threat of performance consequences. Higher neuroticism and extraversion, as well as lower agreeableness and conscientiousness, also predicted hypersexual behavior. Interestingly, interactions among the variables assessed did not significantly predict hypersexual behavior, suggesting the possible existence of multiple and predominantly independent taxa for various persons reporting hypersexual behavior. Core personality features may also be present in persons with hypersexual behavior. Clinical implications and future research directions are discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(3), p. 721-733
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1573-2800
0004-0002
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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