Effects of Emotions on Sexual Behavior in Men with and without Hypersexuality

Michael H Miner, Janna Dickenson, Eli Coleman

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The association between positive and negative affect and sexual behavior in 39 MSM with and without hypersexuality (HS) was explored using ecological momentary assessment. Participants reported their current positive and negative affect three times per day and their sexual behavior each morning and evening. The relationship between affect and sexual behavior differed between men with or without HS. In those with HS, the timing of and interactions between experienced affect differentially predicted types of sexual behavior, indicating differing mechanisms driving partnered sexual behavior and masturbation. These findings lend support to conceptualizing HS behavior as a coping strategy for affective arousal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-41
Number of pages18
JournalSexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Volume26
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2019

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Effects of Emotions on Sexual Behavior in Men with and without Hypersexuality. / Miner, Michael H; Dickenson, Janna; Coleman, Eli.

In: Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Vol. 26, No. 1-2, 03.04.2019, p. 24-41.

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