The role of sexual compulsivity in casual sexual partnerships among college women

Nathan W. Stupiansky, Michael Reece, Susan E. Middlestadt, Peter Finn, Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin

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The purpose of this study was to assess the associations between sexual compulsivity and the sexual behaviors of college women. Data were collected from 170 college women through an Internet-based cross-sectional survey. Measures included recent and lifetime sexual history, intentions to have sex during an upcoming special event on campus, and the Sexual Compulsivity Scale. Women who were higher in sexual compulsivity had more lifetime sexual partners, were more likely to engage in sex with partners outside of a relationship, and were more likely to report intentions to engage in sexual behavior with non-relationship partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-252
Number of pages12
JournalSexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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