Characteristics of self-identified sexual addicts in a behavioral addiction outpatient clinic

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Characteristics of self-identified sexual addicts in a behavioral addiction outpatient clinic
Périodique
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Auteur(s)
Wéry Aline, Vogelaere Kim, Challet-Bouju Gaëlle, Poudat François-Xavier, Caillon Julie, Lever Delphine, Billieux Joël, Grall-Bronnec Marie
ISSN
2062-5871
2063-5303
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
5
Numéro
4
Pages
623-630
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Background and aims: Research on sexual addiction flourished during the last decade, promoted by the development
of an increased number of online sexual activities. Despite the accumulation of studies, however, evidence collected
in clinical samples of treatment-seeking people remains scarce. The aim of this study was to describe the
characteristics (socio-demographics, sexual habits, and comorbidities) of self-identified “sexual addicts.” Methods:
The sample was composed of 72 patients who consulted an outpatient treatment center regarding their sexual
behaviors. Data were collected through a combination of structured interviewing and self-report measures. Results:
Most patients were males (94.4%) aged 20–76 years (mean 40.3 ± 10.9). Endorsement of sexual addiction diagnosis
varied from 56.9% to 95.8% depending on the criteria used. The sexual behaviors reported to have the highest degree
of functional impairment were having multiple sexual partners (56%), having unprotected sexual intercourse (51.9%),
and using cybersex (43.6%). Ninety percent of patients endorsed a comorbid psychiatric diagnosis, and 60.6%
presented at least one paraphilia. Conclusions: Results showed highly different profiles in terms of sexual preferences
and behaviors, as well as comorbidities involved. These findings highlight the need to develop tailored psychotherapeutic
interventions by taking into account the complexity and heterogeneity of the disorder.
Mots-clé
sexual addiction, hypersexuality, excessive sexual behavior, comorbidities
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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