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NCJ Number: 237661 Find in a Library
Title: Correlates of Exhibition-like Experiences in Childhood and Adolescence: A Model for Development of Exhibitionism in Heterosexual Males
Journal: Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity  Volume:18  Issue:3  Dated:July - September 2011  Pages:135-156
Author(s): Sam Swindell; Sandra S. Stroebel; Stephen L. O'keefe; Keith W. Beard; Sheila R. Robinett; Martin J. Kommor
Date Published: September 2012
Page Count: 22
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study identified risk factors before age 18 for exhibitionism and urges to engage in exhibitionism.
Abstract: The authors identified risk factors before age 18 for exhibitionism and urges to engage in exhibitionism. Sharing a tub bath with a female and allowing a female partner to look at his genitals appeared to serve the function of conditioning experiences that were both pleasurable and sexually arousing. Being allowed to be nude in mother's presence indicated mother's approval for engaging in the exhibitionism. The findings were consistent with a conditioning model in which exhibition-like experiences can initiate a vicious cycle that can result in a sexual addiction with powerful urges to engage in exhibitionism that are triggered by dysphoric feelings. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Psychosexual behavior; Risk taking behavior; Sexual behavior
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