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Relationship between atypical sexual fantasies, behaviour, and pornography consumption

Relationship between atypical sexual fantasies, behaviour, and pornography consumption

Stefanska, Ewa ORCID: 0000-0002-5685-0763, Longpre, Nicholas and Rogerson, Hayley (2022) Relationship between atypical sexual fantasies, behaviour, and pornography consumption. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. ISSN 0306-624X (Print), 1552-6933 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X221086569)

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Abstract

Paraphilia is a condition in which the sexual excitement rely on fantasizing and/or participating in unusual sexual behaviours although the line between “normal” and “abnormal” has been disputed. The project aimed to explore which sexual fantasies and behaviours are common and uncommon in the general population. Furthermore, the relationship between sexual fantasies, sexual behaviours and problematic pornography consumption was examined. Finally, the impact of gender was assessed. Analyses were conducted on a sample of 139 participants. Correlations were found between fantasies, behaviours and problematic pornography consumption. Furthermore, gender differences were found for both sexual fantasies and problematic pornography consumption. Finally, multiple regression revealed that age, gender [Men], fantasies and behaviours were significant predictor of problematic pornography consumption. Those findings are in-line with previous studies which highlighted that the threshold to consider a sexual practice as being abnormal needs to be reconsidered on the basis of self-reported fantasies and behaviours in the general population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: atypical sexual fantasies; pornography; sexual behaviours; paraphilia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 03 May 2022 10:59
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/35234

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