Interruption in the maintenance of compulsive sexual disorder: Two case studies

Research paper by Worek P. Konopacki, Tian P. S. Oei

Indexed on: 01 Oct '88Published on: 01 Oct '88Published in: Archives of Sexual Behavior


Sexual offenses and disorders are at times compulsive in nature. It is hypothesized that compulsive sexuality is a function of a history of interrupted or frustrated approach behavior. Two case studies involving compulsive features were treated by preventing such interruptions and delays. An A-B-A-B single-case experimental design on one of the two case studies provided some support for the hypothesized relationship. Implications for assessment and treatment are examined and the mechanisms underlying the hypothesized relationship are discussed.