An Integrative Biopsychosocial and Sex Positive Model of Understanding and Treatment of Impulsive/Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Eli Coleman, Janna A. Dickenson, Abby Girard, G. Nicole Rider, Leonardo E. Candelario-Pérez, Rachel Becker-Warner, Alexander G. Kovic, Rosemary Munns

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Abstract

The diagnostic and conceptualization of obsessive, compulsive, impulsive, and driven sexual behavior is controversial, and its terminology has varied over time and across conceptualizations (out-of-control sexual behavior, compulsive sexual behavior, sexual addiction, etc.). This article articulates our Integrative Biopsychosocial and Sex Positive Model of impulsive/compulsive sexual behavior (ICSB), its ecological conceptualization, and multifaceted approach to treatment of ICSB. After a brief review of extant models, we delineate the core theories from which we conceptualize ICSB and the theoretical underpinnings and therapeutic approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-152
Number of pages28
JournalSexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Volume25
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018

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