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 Post subject: No correlation between OCPD and Hypersexual Disorder (HD)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:32 am 
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Just for everyone's information:

Personality Disorder Comorbidity in Treatment-Seeking Men with Hypersexual Disorder
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10. ... 013.772873

Personality Disorders and Hypersexual Disorder

Various writers suggest connections between HD and PDs. For example, Carnes (1991) suggested that Cluster B (Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic) personality disorder traits are common among those with compulsive sexual behavior, with men more often displaying antisocial traits and women commonly displaying borderline, histrionic, and dependent traits.

To me Cluster B means narcissism, the opposite of OCPD, when Carnes links HD to Cluster B. And, "antisocial traits" in HD referring to a lack of conscience, which again is the opposite of OCPD, which is characterized by a strong, harsh conscience.

In spite of frequent arguments that HD is a compulsive act or arises from anxiety, there are essentially no speculations to tie HD to either Obsessive-Compulsive PD or to Avoidant PD. The notion of sexual compulsivity is commonplace, and the expectation that obsessive-compulsive tendencies make one vulnerable to HD are implicit in the label (indeed, a very reason many object to the “sexual compulsivity” term). Even so, there is little explicitly on the topic except for proposed connections to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (not OCPD; e.g., Raymond, Coleman, & Miner, 2003; Stein et al., 1992), and much of those data are on obsessive and/or compulsive traits, without much focus on whether a disorder is present. For example, Rinehart and McCabe (1998) found that among a sample of male and female, mostly single, college students, those with higher levels of what they termed “deviant sexual behavior/desire” had scores on a measure of obsessive-compulsive behaviors that were not reliably greater than those with lower levels of deviant behavior/desire. However, both the sample (college students) and the measures (true deviance so rarely endorsed that they recoded—without adequate information—into “trends”) appear to examine variation arising primarily within the normal range.

The author rightly points out just because the term OCPD and the phrase "sexual compulsivity" share the word "compulsive" doesn't mean they have anything in common. My experience with the stories on his forum indicate sexual promiscuity isn't associated with OCPD and instead is more associated with narcissism.

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