sexual addiction

(redirected from Sexual compulsivity)
A mental condition characterised by a lack of control of one’s sexual behaviour; compulsive and ritualised sexuoerotic hyperactivity, often under specific conditions and in response to specific or stylised stimuli

sexual addiction

Sex compulsion Sexology Compulsive and ritualized sexuoerotic hyperactivity, generally under specific sexuoerotic conditions and stimuli. See Sexaholics Anonymous.
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Carrico, "Substance use and HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men: the role of sexual compulsivity," Journal of Urban Health, vol.
Sexual compulsivity, co-occuring psychosocial health problems, and HIV risk among gay and bisexual men: Further evidence of a syndemic.
Researchers and counselors may refer to nonnormative behaviors as sexual impulsivity, sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity, out-of-control sexual behavior, sexual dependency, or hypersexuality.
The Sexual Goals Questionnaire, the Behavioural Inhibition System/Behavioural Activation System Scale, and the Sexual Compulsivity Scale were also completed concurrently with the MFOS, and yielded results that supported the MFOS's convergent and discriminant validity.
Treatment providers need options to obtain education and training to develop competency to identify, assess and plan treatment for clients presenting with issues related to sexual compulsivity.
Different pathophysiological models have been proposed for conceptualising the aetiology of hypersexual disorder, including a sexual desire dysregulation model, a sexual addiction and dependency model, and sexual compulsivity and impulsivity models.
In addition, we reviewed research on sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity, and other addictions (e.
What surprises both Houellebecq's protagonist and reader, elevating them out of the tide of iniquity and disaster, is the path that leads from sexual compulsivity to appreciation of another, to tenderness and emotional generosity.
The Sexual Compulsivity Scale (Kalichman & Rompa, 1995) is a 10-item measure developed to assess tendencies toward sexual preoccupation and hypersexuality.
Past research on SSS has investigated how the trait correlates with the risk for HIV infection (Gullette & Lyons, 2005; Lye Chng & Geliga-Vargas, 2000; Pinkerton & Abramson, 1995), sexual compulsivity (Gullette & Lyons, 2005; Perry, Accordino, & Hewes, 2007), and extra-dyadic sexual involvement (Wiederman & Hurd, 1999), to name a few topics.
This article explores the ways in which brain SPECT has the potential to be useful to clinicians in helping to understand and direct treatment for complex cases of chemical and behavioral addictions, including sexual compulsivity, overeating, self-harm, purging, gambling, compulsive video-game playing, and compulsive spending/shopping.