Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 594–596 | Cite as

Hypersexual Disorder: A More Cautious Approach

Letter to the Editor


  1. American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text revision). Washington, DC: Author.Google Scholar
  2. Black, D. W., Kehrberg, L. L. D., Flumerfelt, D. L., & Schlosser, S. S. (1997). Characteristics of 36 subjects reporting compulsive sexual behavior. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 243–249.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Coleman, E., Raymond, N. C., & McBean, A. (2003). Assessment and treatment of compulsive sexual behavior. Minnesota Medicine, 86(7), 42–47.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Cooper, A., Scherer, C. R., Boies, S., & Gordon, B. (1999). Sexuality on the Internet: From sexual exploitation to pathological expression. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 30, 154–164.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Dodge, B., Reece, M., Cole, S. L., & Sandfort, T. G. M. (2004). Sexual compulsivity among heterosexual college students. Journal of Sex Research, 41, 343–350.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Giles, J. (2006). No such thing as excessive levels of sexual behavior [Letter to the Editor]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35, 641–642.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. Gold, S. N., & Heffner, C. L. (1998). Sexual addiction: Many conceptions, minimal data. Clinical Psychology Review, 18, 367–381.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. Goodman, A. (1997). Sexual addiction: diagnosis, etiology and treatment. In J. H. Lowenstein, R. B. Millman, P. Ruiz, & J. G. Langrod (Eds.), Substance abuse: A comprehensive textbook (3rd ed., pp. 340–354). Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.Google Scholar
  9. Kafka, M. P. (1997). Hypersexual desire in males: An operational definition and clinical implications for males with paraphilias and paraphilia-related disorders. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 26, 505–526.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  10. Kafka, M. P. (2009). Hypersexual disorder: A proposed diagnosis for DSM-V. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-009-9574-7.
  11. Kafka, M. P., & Hennen, J. (1999). The paraphilia-related disorders: An empirical investigation of nonparaphilic hypersexuality disorders in outpatient males. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 25, 305–319.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. Kalichman, S. C., & Rompa, D. (1995). Sexual sensation seeking and sexual compulsivity scales: Reliability, validity, and predicting HIV risk behavior. Journal of Personality Assessment, 65, 586–601.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. Kalichman, S. C., & Rompa, D. (2001). The Sexual Compulsivity Scale: Further development and use with HIV-positive persons. Journal of Personality Assessment, 76, 379–395.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  14. Levine, M. P., & Troiden, R. R. (1988). The myth of sexual compulsivity. Journal of Sex Research, 25, 347–363.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Miner, M. H., Coleman, E., Center, B. A., Ross, M., & Rosser, B. R. S. (2007). The Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory: Psychometric properties. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 579–587.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  16. Moser, C. (1993). A response to Aviel Goodman’s ‘Sexual addiction: Designation and treatment’. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 19, 220–224.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  17. Raymond, N. C., Coleman, E., & Miner, M. H. (2003). Psychiatric comorbidity and compulsive/impulsive traits in compulsive sexual behavior. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 44, 370–380.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  18. Rinehart, N. L., & McCabe, M. P. (1997). Hypersexuality: Psychopathology or normal variant of sexuality? Sexual and Marital Therapy, 12, 45–60.Google Scholar
  19. Winters, J., Christoff, K., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2010). Dysregulated sexuality and high sexual desire: Distinct constructs? Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-009-9591-6.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forensic Psychiatric Services CommissionBritish Columbia Provincial Health Services AuthorityVancouverCanada

Personalised recommendations