A Brief Scale to Measure Problematic Sexually Explicit Media Consumption: Psychometric Properties of the Compulsive Pornography Consumption (CPC) Scale Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

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Abstract

Although the phenomenon of hypersexuality has been described in the literature, and scales of compulsive sexual behavior have been published, the existing measures do not assess compulsive sexually explicit media (SEM) consumption. This study tested the psychometric properties of a new scale, the Compulsive Pornography Consumption (CPC). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses results showed good psychometric performance of a 5 item, 2 factor preoccupation-compulsivity solution. As hypothesized, the scale correlates positively with compulsive sexual behavior, internalized homonegativity, and negatively with sexual self-esteem. The scale will enable researchers to investigate the etiologic factors of compulsive SEM use, and enable clinicians to assess problematic consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-261
Number of pages22
JournalSexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2014

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Funding Information:
The SEM study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS, grant number R01MH087231.

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