Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 46, Issue 8, pp 2265–2267 | Cite as

The Sexhavior Cycle: Good Review, But Still Not Enough Data to Support a New Theory

  • David J. LeyEmail author
  • Joshua B. Grubbs

The target article by Walton, Cantor, Bhullar, and Lykins (2017) offers a valuable, thorough, and comprehensive review of the long, fragmented, and complex history of research, theory, and treatment for sexual behavior issues variously referred to as emerging from addiction, compulsivity, and impulsivity. This field has long been plagued by a plethora of competing views, typically viewed from within a limited lens. Walton et al. offer an important perspective of this internally conflicted field, pointing out the often-contradictory findings and approaches, in a fair and remarkably objective manner. The summaries provided are concise, while also thorough, and alone, this sort of review addresses a great need of the field. We are not aware of equally comprehensive reviews of this literature and acknowledge the authors’ significant contribution. Even so, we did find that some aspects of the review did not fully consider certain relevant literatures nor did Walton et al. consider all of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New Mexico SolutionsAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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