All authors contributed to the conception and design of the study. Grudzen originated the study, helped develop the coding and sampling scheme, supervised the acquisition of data, analyzed and interpreted the data, and wrote the initial draft of the article. Elliott originated the study, guided development of the coding and sampling scheme, data analysis plans, and interpretation of data, and reviewed and revised drafts of the article. Kerndt, M. Schuster, R.
Understanding and Managing Compulsive Sexual Behaviors
Ever Wonder If You’re Sexually ‘Normal?’
Compulsive sexual behavior, otherwise known as sexual addiction, is an emerging psychiatric disorder that has significant medical and psychiatric consequences. Until recently, very little empirical data existed to explain the biological, psychological, and social risk factors that contribute to this condition. In addition, clinical issues, such as the natural course and best practices on treating sexual addictions, have not been formalized. Despite this absence, the number of patients and communities requesting assistance with this problem remains significant. This article will review the clinical features of compulsive sexual behavior and will summarize the current evidence for psychological and pharmacological treatment.
Human sexual activity
Human sexual activity , human sexual practice or human sexual behaviour is the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality. People engage in a variety of sexual acts, ranging from activities done alone e. Sexual activity usually results in sexual arousal and physiological changes in the aroused person, some of which are pronounced while others are more subtle. Sexual activity may also include conduct and activities which are intended to arouse the sexual interest of another or enhance the sex life of another, such as strategies to find or attract partners courtship and display behaviour , or personal interactions between individuals for instance, foreplay or BDSM.
Our individual preferences vary greatly and fluctuate throughout our lives. Societal attitudes also change over time. How often do most people have sex?