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NCJ Number: NCJ 242003     Find in a Library
Title: Pathways of Problematic Sexual Behavior: A Literature Review of Factors Affecting Adult Sexual Behavior in Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
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Author(s): Michael Aaron
  Journal: Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity  Volume:19  Issue:3  Dated:July - September 2012  Pages:199 to 218
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This research examines the possible responses to childhood sexual abuse (CSA).
Abstract: Research shows that many adult sexual behaviors may be related to childhood sexual abuse (CSA), ranging from withdrawal and dysfunction on one end of the spectrum to hypersexuality and compulsion on the other, but it is unclear why some individuals respond to CSA by withdrawal, fear and anxiety, while others respond with impulsiveness and acting-out behavior. This literature review finds that there are two distinct factors which account for differences in sexual behavior among adult survivors of CSA: (a) the gender of the victim, and (b) the age at onset of victimization. Based on this data, an integrative framework is proposed, incorporating elements of social learning theory and psychoanalytic concepts, to explain the etiology of problematic adult sexual behaviors, as well as corresponding implications for clinical treatment. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Sexual behavior ; Behavioral science research ; Child Sexual Abuse ; Adults molested as children ; Long term health effects of child abuse
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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