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Sexual Dysfunction

focus on
inhibition of sexual response and
inhibition of sexual desire

2

Nymphomania

insatiable impulse of a
woman to engage in an abnormal number of sexual contacts with an abnormal number of partners with no deep emotional involvement

3

Satyriasis

excessive uncontrolled
sexual activity by a man with little or no emotional involvement

4

Sexual Compulsivity

1. Focus has been sexist - largely on women
2. “Promiscuity”
3. Characterological complex
4. Frequency of normal sexual behavior on a continuum

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Paraphilia

recurrent intense sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies generally involving either:
1. Non-human objects
2. Suffering or humiliation of oneself or one’s partner (non-simulated)
3. Children or other non-consenting persons

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Voyeuristic Disorder

-peeping tom
-sexual arousal from observing an unsuspecting person who is naked

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Exhibitionism

-sexual arousal from the exposure of one's genitals to an unsuspecting person
-either prepubertal or adults

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Fetishism

sexual arousal from the use of nonliving objects or a high focus on nongenital body parts

9

Frotteurism

sexual arousal from touching and rubbing against a nonconsenting person

10

Pedophilia

Sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children

11

Sexual Sadism

Sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving acts in which psychological or physical suffering of the victim

12

Sexual Masochism

Sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving acts of being humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer

13

Transvestite Fetishism

intense sexual arousal from crossdressing, as manifested by fantasies, urges, or behaviors

14

Nonparaphilic Sexual Addictions

culturally accepted sexual interests & behaviors that
increase in frequency or intensity so as to significantly
interfere with the desired capacity for a sustained
intimate sexual relationship

-Includes
1. Compulsive Masturbation
2. Dependence on anonymous sexual outlets like pornography or phone sex
3. Repetitive promiscuity using people as sex objects

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Alternative Labeling

1. Failure to resist an impulse, drive, or temptation to perform some act that is harmful
2. Increasing sense of tension or arousal before committing the act
3. Experience pleasure, gratification, or release at time of committing the act

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Normal Sexual Behavior

• 2 orgasms/week
• 3 orgasms/week

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Hypersexual Desire

7 or more orgasms/week for minimum 12 weeks, after age 15

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Non Paraphilic Sexual Addiction

8.4 orgasms/week

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Toxic Effects

A. AIDS-HIV
B. Disruption of social & occupational functioning
C. Progression to paraphilia - gateway hypothesis
D. Progression to violent sexual behavior

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Addiction Cycle

A. Preoccupation – Separate Cycle
B. Ritualization – “Line” or “Spot”
C. Compulsive Sexual Behavior –
“Intoxication”
D. Despair – “Withdrawal”

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Underregulation- Strength

a. Chronic Weakness (lack of willpower)
b. Temporary Weakness-negative
affective states
c. Externally-Mediated Weaknessunlimited
access

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Underregulation-Reduction in Monitoring

a. Attention directed to immediate cues
i. Preoccupation stage- chase
ii. Ritualization stage - trance
b. Transcendence failure
c. Disinhibition- compulsive sexual
behavior accompanied by alcohol use

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Underregulation- Psychological Inertia

a.“A body undressing stays undressing”
b. Development of automatic behaviors

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Misregulation-Irrational or Faulty Beliefs

a. Mislabeling of relationships
b. Sexually obsessive filter

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Misregulation- Distortion in Self-Knowledge

a. Misplaced self-confidence
b. Investment of self-value into short-term conquests

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10 Signs of Sexual Addiction

1. A pattern of out of control sexual behavior
2. Severe consequences
3. Inability to stop despite consequences
4. Persistent pursuit of self-destructive or high-risk behavior
5. On-going desire or effort to limit sexual behavior
6. Sexual obsession & fantasy as a primary coping strategy
7. Increasing amounts of sexual experiences
8. Severe mood changes around sexual activity
9. Inordinate amounts of time spent in obtaining sex, being
sexual, or recovering from sexual experience
10. Neglect of important social, occupational, or recreational
activities

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Tolerance

Increasing amouts of sexual experiences

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Withdrawal

-Sexual obsession and fantasy as a
primary coping strategy
-Severe mood changes around sexual activity

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Larger amounts

Ongoing effort to limit sexual behavior

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Impaired control

Inability to stop despite
adverse consequences