This study aimed to examine 1) the occurrence of sexual dysfunctions and paraphilias and 2) the relationship between childhood abuse and current sexual disorders in a MSM sample. Participants were MSM in the Midwest who completed baseline surveys prior to attending a sexual health seminar. Most men reported a sexual dysfunction or paraphilia. Thirty-nine percent of the sample reported childhood abuse. Results indicated childhood abuse was associated with a significant increased risk of male erectile disorder (OR = 1.83) and secondary sexual dysfunction (OR = 2.01). The intent of the study was to generate hypotheses to guide future research efforts.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Address correspondence to: Stacey Seibel, PhD, Park Nicollet Clinic, Sexual Health Center, 6600 Excelsior Blvd., #181, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426. E-mail: Stacey.Seibel@ParkNicollet.com This research was supported by a grant #A89059 from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). We thank MDH for their support of the sexual health seminars. We also thank J. Michael Oakes for his assistance and advice during data analyses. The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the authors.
- Childhood abuse
- Gay men
- Sexual dysfunction
- Sexual paraphilias