Postdoctoral T32 Fellow Dr. Slavin joins other researchers presenting research on the topic "Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Sexual Abuse and Hypersexuality."
Background on the poster session:
Research has established links between sexual abuse and problematic sexual behavior, including hypersexuality. This current online study examined clinical hypersexuality across males and females among a sample of 24,372 Hungarian adults, adjusting for relevant covariates such as residence, relationship status, number of children, employment, sexual orientation, and age. Binary logistic regressions established three important relationships. First, the link between childhood sexual abuse and hypersexuality was significant among males but not females. Second, adult sexual abuse was related to hypersexuality among males and females, but the relationship was stronger for males. Third, both types of abuse were more likely to be related to hypersexuality than either type of abuse individually in males, but not in females. The findings suggest that the relationship between sexual abuse and hypersexuality may be conceptualized and treated through a spectrum approach in males. Women who have experienced sexual abuse and revictimization may benefit from a more targeted intervention on risk factors that mediate or moderate the relationship between abuse and hypersexuality.