K a sex addict, while a fourth and final expert maintained that ADHD, non-paraphilic hypersexuality, dysthymic disorder and paraphilic disorder (including scatologia
, and partialism, e.g., sexual interest in a human body part other than genitalia) were at the heart of Dr.
Similar proportions of men and women reported having ever engaged in sadism and scatologia, whereas a greater proportion of women reported having ever engaged in masochism.
As shown in Table 2, there was a female-biased sex difference for the frequency of engagement in masochism and no sex difference for scatologia. Given that the mediation model was conducted to explain the male-biased sex difference in the frequency of engagement in paraphilic behaviours, the inclusion of items that did not exhibit the predicted sex difference may have obscured a full mediation effect.