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      The Prevalence of Domestic Violence in the Lives of Female Heterosexual Partners of Sex Addicts

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          This study provides evidence that rates of domestic violence (DV) run considerably higher in the lives of heterosexual women who identify as partners of sex addicts (PSAs) than in the general population. Data collected from 558 survey participants, from a variety of high-income nations, revealed that 92.1% had ever experienced any form of DV perpetrated by their partner and 57.7% had experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence with their partner. The study also tests several hypotheses about sex addiction behaviors and PSA intimate partner violence (IPV), to help those working with these populations understand what factors may be contributing to, or mitigating, these women's experiences of violence.

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            Hypersexual disorder: a proposed diagnosis for DSM-V.

            Hypersexual Disorder is proposed as a new psychiatric disorder for consideration in the Sexual Disorders section for DSM-V. Historical precedents describing hypersexual behaviors as well as the antecedent representations and proposals for inclusion of such a condition in the previous DSM manuals are reviewed. Epidemiological as well as clinical evidence is presented suggesting that non-paraphilic "excesses" of sexual behavior (i.e., hypersexual behaviors and disorders) can be accompanied by both clinically significant personal distress and social and medical morbidity. The research literature describing comorbid Axis I and Axis II psychiatric disorders and a purported relationship between Axis I disorders and Hypersexual Disorder is discussed. Based on an extensive review of the literature, Hypersexual Disorder is conceptualized as primarily a nonparaphilic sexual desire disorder with an impulsivity component. Specific polythetic diagnostic criteria, as well as behavioral specifiers, are proposed, intended to integrate empirically based contributions from various putative pathophysiological perspectives, including dysregulation of sexual arousal and desire, sexual impulsivity, sexual addiction, and sexual compulsivity.
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                Journal
                Violence Against Women
                Violence Against Women
                VAW
                spvaw
                Violence against Women
                SAGE Publications (Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA )
                1077-8012
                1552-8448
                12 September 2023
                December 2023
                : 29
                : 15-16
                : 3263-3287
                Affiliations
                [1-10778012231199111]Department of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work, Ringgold 183465, universityUniversity of Auckland; , Auckland, New Zealand
                Author notes
                [*]Lisa Taylor, 71 Lauries Dr, RD 1, Kamo 0185, New Zealand. Email: lisa@ 123456maplekiwi.com
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                https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8437-3159
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                10.1177_10778012231199111
                10.1177/10778012231199111
                10629255
                37697815
                b5f7c749-8776-4ca9-b1be-ba5c3700b6dc
                © The Author(s) 2023

                This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page ( https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).

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                partner of sex addict,domestic violence,sex addiction,problematic pornography use,intimate partner violence

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