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International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology (IJASS) is a scholarly journal devoted to the publication of articles relevant to the variety of disciplines involved in the scientific study of sexuality.

 

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology (IJASS) is designed to stimulate research and promote an interdisciplinary understanding of the diverse topics in contemporary sexual science.

 

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology (IJASS) publishes empirical reports, brief reports, theoretical essays, review articles, methodological articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor from researchers and practitioners in the fields of psychology, sociology, education, psychiatry, communication, and allied health.

 

Peer Review Policy: All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind and submission is online via https://www.sexology.ro/jurnal/ Manuscripts.

 

The journal is launched from 2019, appears biannually (January June / July December). The journal is published by the Sexology Institute of Romania and has ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN  2668-9987 (online) and DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12

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Submission Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Guidelines for preparation and submission of manuscripts

 

Manuscripts should be written in English and prepared in conformity to the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (www.icmje.org).

Manuscripts and all attached files (tables and illustrations) should be submitted in electronic form to the Editorial Office, e-mail address: JournalIJASS@sexology.ro

The preferred software is Microsoft Word.

Manuscripts should be typewritten on A4 format (210x297 mm), with double spacing, margins of 25 mm, consecutively numbered. Times New Roman font, 12-point size is required.

In order to speed up the process of review, manuscripts should be prepared very carefully.

Manuscripts should include a Conflict-of-Interests Disclosure Statement (before References), a Financial Support Statement, a statement of human and animal rights in research involving live subjects.

The authors are fully and solely responsible for the contents of their manuscripts.

Authors are expected to present their results clearly, honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.

 

Preparation of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections and order: Title page, Abstract and keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figure Legends and Figures.

 

  1. Title page contains:

- Article title. The article title should include a synthetic description of the complete article (80-100 characters, including spaces)

- Author information (full name of the authors and their affiliation - name of the department(s) and institution(s) or organization(s) where the work should be attributed)

- The author responsible for correspondence will be marked by an asterisk, and his telephone number and e-mail address will be indicated

- Authors should also provide here a short title of the article

- Disclaimers – e.g. an author’s statement that the views expressed in the submitted article are his or her own and not an official position of the institution or funder

- Sources of support – grants, equipment, drugs and/or other support that helped authors conduct the work described in the article

- Word count. A word count for the text of the manuscript, excluding its Abstract, Acknowledgements, tables, figure legends and references should be provided by the authors for the editors and reviewers to assess whether the submitted manuscript fits within the journal’s formats and word limits. A word count will be separately provided for the Abstract.

 

  1. Abstract should not exceed 250 words and should reflect the content of the study. For original research studies, systematic reviews articles and clinical practice guidelines structured abstracts are required (Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion).

A list of 3-5 keywords should be added below the Abstract.

 

  1. Introduction containing a description of the problem under investigation and a brief survey of the existing literature on the subject.

 

  1. Materials and Methods provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced.

The authors should clearly indicate in this section how and why a study was conducted in a particular way.

The same product names should be used throughout the text with the manufacturer’s name written in parentheses (at the first use).

 

  1. Results should be clear and concise and be presented in a logical sequence in the text.

 

  1. Discussion section should start by briefly summarizing the main findings. It should enrich and not repeat previous sections (3 or 5).
  1. Conclusions. In this section, the author(s) can summarize the paper’s findings and generalize their importance. It is also where the writer can raise questions, discuss ambiguous data, and recommend places for further research. Conclusions often occur in a section titled “Discussion.” This writing is an extension of a conversation(s) with colleagues.

https://writingcenter.gmu.edu/guides/introductions-and-conclusions-for-scientific-papers

     

      8. Acknowledgements (if applicable) of technical help and of financial material support.

 

  1. References should be recent, with 70% of the titles dating from the past 5 years. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in square brackets (e.g. [1], [2-6], etc.). Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all references.

For the style and format of the References, authors should follow the standards promoted by the NLM’s International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ICMJE (www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html)

 

Email for submission
JournalIJASS@sexology.ro

Board of Editors
BOARD OF EDITORS



EDITOR IN CHIEF
Associate Professor Cristian DELCEA PhD, Tibiscus University, România & Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, România

CLINICAL
Professor Horea Vladi MATEI, MD, PhD, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, România
Associate Professor Laura Mihaela VICA, MD, PhD, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, România

PSYCHIATRIC
Professor Ioana MICLUȚIA, MD, PhD, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, România

PSYCHOLOGICAL

Professor Michael STEVENS, PhD, DHC, LHD, Illinois State University, USA
Professor Camelia STANCIU, PhD, Dimitrie Cantemir University, România
Professor Eduard WATKINS, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Professor Loredana VÎȘCU, PhD, Tibiscus University, România
Professor János KISS, PhD, Debrecen University, Hungary
Professor Mihaela RUS, PhD, Ovidius University, România
Associate Professor Rebecca T. DAVIS, PhD, LCSW, University of New Jersey, USA
Associate Professor Andrea MÜLLER-FABIAN, PhD, Babeș-Bolyai University, România
Associate Professor Cristina BACIU, PhD, Babeș-Bolyai University, România
Associate Professor Dan Octavian RUSU, PhD, Babeș-Bolyai University, România

Associate Professor Simone WEISS, PhD, University for applied sciences Emden-Leer, Germany

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology (IJASS) is a scholarly journal devoted to the publication of articles relevant to the variety of disciplines involved in the scientific study of sexuality.

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology (IJASS) is designed to stimulate research and promote an interdisciplinary understanding of the diverse topics in contemporary sexual science.

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology (IJASS) publishes empirical reports, brief reports, theoretical essays, review articles, methodological articles, commentaries, and letters to the editor from researchers and practitioners in the fields of psychology, sociology, education, psychiatry, communication, and allied health.

Peer Review Policy: All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind and submission is online via sexology.ro Manuscripts.

 

IS Team

Vol. 1, issue 1, 2019

S-ON©, an online application for clinical evaluation and treating sexual dysfunctions

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 143-151 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). S-ON©, an online application for clinical evaluation and treating sexual dysfunctions. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 5-9. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.1

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Abstract

S-ON is an online sex therapy and a modern method of clinical intervention for sexual and couple life optimization as well as for female and male sexual dysfunctions treatment. S-ON is an important tool in sexual disorders evaluation, testing and resolution. At the same time, this technique has proven effective in sex education as well as in interactions with other long-distance sexual partners, with the help of the internet, software and advanced technology. In short, the S-ON method we propose in treating sexual dysfunctions and in optimizin intimate and couples’ lives is advanced, scientifically validated and readily available to anyone.

Keywords: s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Sexual deviations. Considerations regarding pedophilia - mith and reality

Amalia BONDREA & Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 10-14 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Bondrea A. & Delcea C. (2019). Sexual deviations. Considerations regarding pedophilia - mith and reality. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 10-14. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.112

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Abstract

Taking to consideration the antropology venues, the medical disclosures regarding paraphilia, centered on pedophilia, the present paper tries to make an introduction review on the topic under discussion. However, regardless the type of studies made over the time, whether they consisted in questionnaires and forums where people were invited to comment upon this sexual disorder or deviation, to more complex medical research involving MRI scans and DNA analysis, none of them proved their effectiveness, or found a real cause.

Keywords: paraphilia, pedophilia, child abuse, menthal disorder, sexual deviation.

 

Erectile dysfunction

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 15-22 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Erectile dysfunction. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 15-22. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.113

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Abstract

Erectile dysfunctionis is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. In most sexual intercourses you have a Marked difficulty in obtaining an erection and / or a marked difficulty in maintaining an erection and / or a marked decrease in stiffness. Worldwide prevalence of erectile dysfunction is occasionally 13%-21% for those 40-80 years old; frequently 2% for those 40-50 years old; significantly 40%-50% for those 60-70 years old; and 8% for those who have stopped penetrating during the first sexual. The erectile dysfunction may emerge from the beginning of the sexual life or begin after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

Keywordserectile dysfunction, s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Sexual deviance. The Sexual sadism

Larisa-Maria COSTRACHEVICI & Cristian DELCEA*
Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania & Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 23-27 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987

Citation: Constrachevici L, M., & Delcea C. (2019). Sexual deviance. The Sexual sadism. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 23-27. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.114

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Abstract
Sexual deviance is in some way a socially constructed phenomenon that shifts over time with public opinion. The various forms of sexual deviancy are grouped and defined utilizing the DSM-IV descriptions (American Psychitric Association, 1994), because this clasification it is the most frequently used in forensic settings. Adult sexual assault is an essential focus of forensic psychology, variously diagnosed as sexual sadism, paraphilia NOS (not otherwise specified), or undiagnosed. Other forms of sexual deviance presented here include voyeurism, exhibitionism, frotteurism, sexual sadism, rape and pedophilia. Each category is briefly explored through its etiology, course, epidemiology, assessment and treatment (Sbraga, 2004). Sexual sadism is said to be a disorder in which sexual satisfaction is reached and causing another suffering, psysical or mental pain through humiliation. In this article, its about addressing some theoretical aspects regarding the sexual deviance, but also the exemplification of a parafilic category, namely sexual sadism.

Keywords: sexual deviance, sadism, parafilic category, sexual behaviour.

 

 

Orgasmic disorder in men

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 28-32 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Orgasmic disorder in men. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 28-32. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.115

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Abstract
Orgasmic disorder in men is a delayed ejaculation that occurs in all situations where men have difficulty reaching orgasm or ejaculation. In most sexual acts there is a marked delay in ejaculation, a marked limitation in the frequency of ejaculation or the absence of ejaculation and orgasm. Worldwide prevalence of orgasmic disorder in men is 4% and can be maintained depending on partner, stimulation, etc. or regardless partner, stimulation, etc. The disorder may emerge from the beginning of the sexual life or begin after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

Keywordsorgasmic disorder in men, s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Sexual desire disorder in men

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 33-35 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Sexual desire disorder in men. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 33-35. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.116

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Abstract
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder in men may occur in the context of poor sexual functioning, secondary to sexual dysfunction or a state of sexual dissatisfaction, or may may correspond to poor functioning of the couple. Thus, these multiple factors can generate a hypoactive sexual desire issue. The disorder of desire may also mean cognitions and / or persistently or recurrently reduced(absent) sexual/ erotic fantasies. Worldwide prevalence of sexual desire disorder in men is occasionally 6% for those 8-24 years old; significantly 41% for those 66-74 years old, and persistently 1,8% for those 16-44 years old. The disorder may emerge from the beginning of the sexual life or begin after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

Keywordshypoactive sexual desire disorder, s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Zoophilia

 

Adelina PUREC & Cristian DELCEA*

Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Romania

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 36-38 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Zoophilia. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 36-38. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.117

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Abstract
Zoophilia is a paraphilia through which the perpetrator has sexual pleasure of having sex with animals. Most countries have laws against this practice. Zoophilia can be classified in several ways according to the criteria chosen by the author. In principle, sexual contact between humans and animals has a lot of names such as zoophilia, bestiality and zooerasty. These terms continue to be used in different ways by different authors, usually creating a certain amount of confusion. Someone suggested that a mathematical classification of zoophilia, which could group all the nuances of zoophilia into different numerical classes, could be a way to put an end to this confusion. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is clinically defined by specific symptoms such as bradykinesia, muscle rigidity, postural instability, and resting tremor. The diagnosis is based on the presence of these symptoms and an appropriate response to treatment with Levodopa. However, non-motor symptoms, including sexual dysfunction, are common and least recognized in PD patients. Zoophilia is an aberrant sexual behaviour that can be found in Parkinson’s disease. In this study, a clinical picture of this sexual perversion is described and the possible causal relationship between this impulsive disorder and Parkinson’s disease therapy is discussed.

Keywords: zoophilia, parkinson disease, levodopa, hypersexuality.

 

Ejaculation disorder

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 39-43 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Ejaculation disorder. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 39-43. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.118

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Premature/early ejaculation manifests through ejaculation that occurs shortly (occurs within approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute) after vaginal penetration and may affect erection, couple relationship, and self-perception of sexual performance. Worldwide prevalence is 30-50% of those with ejaculation disorder and can be maintained depending on the partner or regardless of the partner. The disorder may occur from the beginning of sexual life or may develop after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

Keywordspremature/early ejaculation, s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Sexual deviances

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 44-47 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Sexual deviances. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 44-47. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.119

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Abstract
Mental disorder is a significant behavioural or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and is associated with distress, impairment in functioning, or increased risk of suffering, death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom. It is a manifestation of a behavioural, psychological, or biological dysfunction in the individual. Socio-environmental factors can lead to an intellectually deficient individual to a deviant sexuality. Individuals with intellectual disabilities have problematic behaviour including, aggressive behaviour towards others and destructive acts. Some problematic behaviour includes a sexual component.

Keywordssexual deviances, mental disorder.

 

Dyspareunia in men

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 48-52 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Dyspareunia in men. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 48-52. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.120

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Abstract
Dyspareunia in men refers to a difficult or painful sexual intercourse. Symptoms can be classified as psychogenic, organic, or mixed. It generates mental discomfort and sexual involvement absence up to couple issue. DSM V indexes the disease as „Other specific and non-specific disorders”. Somatic examination of individuals with this disorder doesn’t usually prove genital abnormalities. Repeated experience of genital pain during sexual intercourse may result in the avoidance of sexual experience, breaking existing sexual relationships or limiting the development of new sexual intercourses. Worldwide prevalence of dyspareunia in men is 5%. The disorder may emerge from the beginning of the sexual life or begin after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

Keywordsdyspareunia in men, s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Voyeurism and Scopophilia

 

Tudor POPA & Cristian DELCEA*

Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Romania

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 53-55 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Voyeurism and Scopophilia. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 53-55. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.121

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Abstract
Formerly known as Voyeurism in DSM-IV, this disorder refers to (for over a period of at least 6 months) having recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviours involving the act of observing an unsuspecting person who is naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity. The person being considered for this disorder, in some way, has acted on these urges towards an nonconsenting person or the sexual fantasies/urges cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Keywordsvoyeurism, disorder, sexual arousal, fantasies.

 

Orgasmic disorder in women

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 1, Pages 56-67 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Orgasmic disorder in women. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 56-67. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.122

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Abstract
Significant delay or absence of orgasm or reduced frequency during sexual intercourse with or without penetration / stimulation and / or after penetration. Markedly reduced intensity of orgasmic sensations and individual psychological discomfort. Women with orgasm disorder have never had a clitoral or vaginal orgasm (penetration) regardless situation or stimulation. Worldwide prevalence of orgasmic disorder in women is 42% and can be maintained depending on partner, stimulation, situation or regardless partner, stimulation, situation etc. The disorder may emerge from the beginning of the sexual life or begin after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

Keywordsorgasmic disorder in women, s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Vol. 1, issue 2, 2019

 

Fetishist disorder

 

Dorina EUSEI & Cristian DELCEA*

Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Romania

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 73-77 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Eusei D., & Delcea C. (2019). Fetishist disorder. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 73-77. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.123

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Abstract
Fetishism, as a technical descriptor of atypical sexual behaviour, was noted in the writings of the well-known nineteenth century French psychologist Alfred Binet (1857–1911) (Binet, 1887) as well as prominent European sexologists Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840–1902) (Krafft-Ebing, 1886), Havelock Ellis (1859–1939) (Ellis, 1906), and Magnus Hirschfeld (1868– 1935) (Hirschfeld, 1956). In their seminal writings, all of the afore mentioned sexologists used the terms “fetish” and “fetishism” to specifically describe an intense eroticization of either non-living objects and/or specific body parts that were symbolically associated with a person. Fetishes could be non clinical manifestations of a normal spectrum of eroticization or clinical disorders causing significant interpersonal difficulties. Ellis (1906) observed that body secretions or body products could also become fetishist expressions of “erotic symbolism”. Freud (1928) considered both body parts (e.g., the foot) or objects associated with the body (e.g., shoes) as fetish objects. For the purposes of this review, a “broader” historically based core definition for Fetishism will include intense and recurrent sexual arousal to: non-living objects, an exclusive focus on body parts or body products.

Keywordsfetishism, Paraphilia, Partialism, DSM-V.

 

Arousal disorder in women

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 78-83 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Arousal disorder in women. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 78-83. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.124

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Abstract
Recurrent / persistent inability to attain/ maintain until completion of the sexual activity, an adequate lubrication-swelling response of sexual arousal. Recurrent inability to get aroused. Your response to stimulation is physiologically / somatically maladaptive. And your perceptions about your inability to get aroused are distorted. The disturbance causes distress. The disturbance causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty. Worldwide prevalence of arousal disorder in women is 26-43% and can be maintained depending on partner, stimulation, situation or regardless partner, stimulation, situation etc. The disorder may emerge from the beginning of the sexual life or begin after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

Keywordsarousal disorder in women, s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Dyspareunia in women

 

Cristian DELCEA*

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania
*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 84-88 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Delcea C. (2019). Dyspareunia in women. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 84-88. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.125

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Abstract
Dyspareunia is a genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. The factors involved can be physical or psychological. Women with dyspareunia may complain of a well-defined and localized pain or they may express a general disinterest in and dissatisfaction with intercourse that results from the associated discomfort. Although dyspareunia is present in both sexes, it is far more common in women, with the pain initiating in several areas, from vulvar surfaces to deep pelvic structures. Worldwide prevalence of dyspareunia in women is 15% and can be maintained depending on partner, stimulation, etc. or regardless partner, stimulation, etc. The disorder may emerge from the beginning of the sexual life or begin after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

Keywordsdyspareunia in women, s-on, therapy, testing, evaluation, sexual disorders.

 

Klismaphilia - short review

 

Cosmin GIREDEA*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: giredea.cosmin@yahoo.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 89-90 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Giredea C. (2019) Klismaphilia. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 89-90. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.126

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Abstract
Klismaphilia (the use of enema for sexual stimulation) is a practice that causes pleasure to a certain segment of the population, both male and female. This article attempts to explain the evolution and explores the psychological factors regarding this paraphylic disorder.

Keywordsklismaphilia, parafilic disorder, psychological factors, physiological factors, perineum.

 

Clinical Comorbidity - short review

 

Maria Mădălina BOGDAN*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: bogdan.madaa@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 91-92 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Bogdan M. M. (2019) Clinical Comorbidity. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 91-92. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.127

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We have included a possible definition for clinical comorbidity, differences between comorbidity and multimorbidity and the areas in which we can meet this concept from the perspective of the data available to us.

Keywordscomorbidity, multimorbidity, DSM.

 

Coprophilia - short review

 

Vlad-Ioan CHIRILĂ*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: vlad.i.chirila@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 93-94 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Chirilă V. I. (2019) Coprophilia. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 93-94. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.128

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Coprophilia can be found in DSM IV and it is classified under 302.9 as a "Paraphilia without other specification". This category is included to encode paraphilia that do not meet the criteria for any of the specific categories.

Keywordscoprophilia, paraphilia, sexology.

 

Exhibitionism- short review

 

Maria Mădălina BOGDAN*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: bogdan.madaa@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 95-96 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Bogdan M. M. (2019). Exhibitionism. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 95-96. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.129

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In this paper we present the definition of exhibitionism and the disorder itself. We also noted the prevalence of this disorder, in accordance with the data available, in which it is mentioned that it is quite high (44%). The conclusion is that the prevalence would be higher but the cases are not reported, therefore we have no concrete data.

Keywordsexhibitionism, DSM, paraphilic disorders, frotteurism.

 

Fetishism- short review

 

Maria Mădălina BOGDAN*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: bogdan.madaa@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 97-98 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Bogdan M. M. (2019). Fetishism. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 97-98. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.130

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Using the data we have available, in this article we present definitions of fetishism, predominantly from DSM V. Also, we present data on fetishism between female and male gender, including information about the prevalence of this disorder in certain clinical studies.

Keywordsfetishism, paraphilic disorders, DSM V.

 

Frotteurism - short review

 

Vlad-Ioan CHIRILĂ*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: vlad.i.chirila@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 99-100 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Chirilă V. I. (2019) Frotteurism. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 99-10. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.131

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Frotteurism / frotteuristic disorder seems to be a quite rare paraphylic disorder. This comes from a relatively low prevalence (variation in the literature on this matter) and especially by the lack of data on it in the literature. Interestingly, DSM-III did not include Frotteurism in the 8 paraphiles listed with criteria for a diagnostis. Frotteurism first appeared in DSM-III-R. The frotteuristic disorder is included in DSM 5. The use and meaning of the word frotteurism in sexual terms comes from a French psychiatrist Valentin Magnan in 1890. He described men doing something that he called rubbing - rubbing their penis by women's back without them noticing. The word comes from "frotter" a french word, that means rubbing or putting pressure on someone, and has no sexual connotation. Lussier P., et al. (2008).

Keywordsfrotteurism, paraphilia, sexology.

 

Hebephilia - short review

 

Vlad-Ioan CHIRILĂ*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: vlad.i.chirila@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 101-102 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Chirilă V. I. (2019) Hebephilia. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 101-102. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.132

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Franklin, K. (2010) defined Hebephilia as an obscure term, that is very rarely found in the field of medicine, psychiatry or psychology. Moreover, it is not listed as a DSM diagnosis (APA, 2000) neither in the ICD (World Health Organization, 2007) or any other validated sources for diagnosis. Therefore, research in academic database show that this specific word is very poorly used and it cannot be found not even in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

Keywordshebephilia, paraphilia, sexology.

 

Public Masturbation - short review

 

Vlad-Ioan CHIRILĂ*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: vlad.i.chirila@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 103-104 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Chirilă V. I. (2019) Public Masturbation. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 103-104. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.133

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Masturbation is defined as the act of sexual self-stimulation. Moreover, it also refers to exploring the body through personal sexual stimulation. Watson and McKee (2013) defined that personal exploration of sexual stimulation is a positive approach to sexuality. Coleman (2002) recognized masturbation as a healthy and natural way to achieve orgasm and an important aspect of healthy human sexual development. To understand the benefits of masturbation, we need to understand the benefits of orgasm.

Keywordspublic masturbation, paraphilia, sexology.

 

Sexual Sadism Disorder- short review

 

Denisa Maria MARCHIȘ*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: office@sexology.ro

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 105-106 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Marchiș M. D. (2019) Sexual Sadism Disorder. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 105-106. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.134

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Sexual sadism is defined as intense and recurrent sexual arousal as a result of the physical or psychological suffering of a person who does not consent to such acts. In order to meet the SSD diagnostic criteria, the person concerned must have acted according to, or be strongly affected by, sadistic fantasies or impulses (DSM-V; APA, 2013). Although it is one of the paraphilia that has received the most interest in the

scientific area, the disorder of sexual sadism is a controversial subject and an underdiagnosed paraphilic disorder.

Keywordssexual sadism, paraphilic disorders, DSM V.

 

Telephone Scatalogy - short review

 

Cosmin GIREDEA*

Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

*Corresponding author: giredea.cosmin@yahoo.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 1, 2019 | Issue 2, Pages 107-108 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Giredea C. (2019). Telephone Scatalogy. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 107-108. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2019.12.11.135

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This article aims to facilitate the understanding of telephone scatology. There we present different definitions of this paraphilic disorder, its prevalence and the difficulty in establishing it, the comorbidities that show a strong association with other paraphilic disorders, and the different theories that aim to better understand this disorder.

Keywordstelephone scatology, paraphilic disorder, voyeurism, compulsive, masturbation.

Vol. 2, issue 1, 2020

The Female Orgasm Disorder. An Individual Psychology Approach

 

Roxana Alexandra PANĂ* 

Faculty of Psychology, Spiru Haret University, Romania

*Corresponding author:roxanaalexandrapana@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 1-7 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Pană R. A., (2020). The Female Orgasm Disorder. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 1-7. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.11

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The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler sees the couple and the intimacy as life tasks, and the couple as a social relation. The individuals of a couple are two personalities that share their early childhood cooperation model based on private logic. As intimacy and sex are a representation of ones convictions put together with another human being, the female orgasm disorder is closely related to one's' life believes and distorted convictions. This article tries to explain the link between the early life experiences and subconscious beliefs and the female orgasm disorder.

Keywords: private logic, early recollections, social interest, life convictions, organ jargon, inferiority complex, holistic.

 

Sexual Aversion

 

Corina-Mihaela (Tudose) Popa * 

Faculty of Psychology of Titu Maiorescu University, Romania

*Corresponding author: corinamihaelatudose@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 8-13 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Popa C. M., (2020). Sexual Aversion. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 8-13. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.12

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Sexual aversion is a phobic reaction often involving trauma, not necessarily related to sexual abuse or rape. It consists of avoidance of sex related stimuli that have been associated by the patient with distressing experiences. It leads to sexual dysfunction for either male or female, and it can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life. This article investigates the etiology, evolution and factors the construct implies and explores some treatment considerations.

Keywordssexual aversion, lack of sexual interest, anxiety, sexual disgust.

 

Frotteurism disorder

 

Irina Cristiana Stan* 

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania

*Corresponding author:kriszta.stn@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 14-19 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Stan C. I., (2020). Frotteuristic disorder. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 14-19. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.13

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Frotteurism or frotteuristic disorder describes a behavior through which one obtains intense sexual arousal from touching or rubbing, usually their genitals or pelvic area against a non-consenting person. Prevalence is more common in male population. This article addresses the characteristics, diagnosis criteria, prevalence, etiology, methods of evaluation and intervention and explains the onset and evolution as well as the psychological factors present in this particular paraphilic disorder.

Keywordsfrotteurism, paraphilc disorder, touching, rubbing, pelvic area, diagnosis, intervention.

 

Objectum sexuality or objectophilia

 

Domnita Mihaela Kabiry* 

Faculty of Psychology, Hyperion University, Romania

*Corresponding author: domnita_mihaela@yahoo.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 20-24 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Kabiry D. M., (2020). Objectum sexuality or objectophilia. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 20-24. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.14

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“Loving Objects” a category of peoples that explores the formation of a newly named sexual orientation, also called objectum-sexuality (OS), are the one who openly declare their desire for objects, loving the objects not like a fetishism, like a amorous partners, even life partners. The fallow material examines some aspects regarding OS behaviour, how they interact in the online environment with the rest of the world, how they perceive sexual intimacy and what rights they demand, the fact that it represents a non-specific paraphilia and that it has links with autism and synesthesia.

Keywordsobjectum-sexuality, intimacy, synecdocal marriage, autism, syneasthezia, non-specific paraphilic disease.

 

The Transvestic Disorder

 

Emilia Florentina Lescai * 

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania

*Corresponding author: emylescai05@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 25-30 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation:  Lescai E. F., (2020). The Transvestic Disorder. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 25-30. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.15

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According to DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition), transvestic disorder is a form of paraphilia reported almost exclusively in men. Sexual arousal manifested in its most obvious form – as an erection of the penis – can be associated with transvestism in various manners. The diagnosis of transvestic disorder applies to individuals who practice transvestism and whose fantasies about disguising in clothes that are specific to the other sex and whose associated behaviours are always or frequently accompanied by sexual arousal, and to whom this type of behaviour causes emotional discomfort, or a significant dysfunction manifested clinically in various areas of their life. This paper tries to explore the onset, the evolution, the various psychological factors that emerge as a result the paraphilic disorder, and, respectively, the criteria used to the purpose of clinical assessment, and the specific therapeutic approaches to the disorder.

Keywordsparaphilia, transvestic disorder, transvestism, paraphilic disorder, psychological factors, sexual arousal, hyper-sexuality.

 

Painful intercourse. Dyspareunia and Vaginismus 

 

Győrfy Hajnalka* 

Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania

*Corresponding author: gyorfyhajnalka443@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 31-35 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Hajnalka G., (2020). Painful intercourse. Dyspareunia and Vaginismus. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 31-35. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.16

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Dyspareunia and Vaginismus are two clinical forms of painful sexual intercourses, affecting mostly the premenopausal women with vaginal atrophy, and young 18-24 years old women. The symptoms may be caused by medical and gynaecological problems. The unpleasant intercourse has got a huge impact on the partner and the quality of marriage. Some women accuse themselves; some are aggressed, and their partner develop sexual aversion, anxiety, shame, depression, hostility, anger. The understanding partner is opened to communication and supports the healing process. Psychotherapy is needed for both partners, with clearly defined objectives which informs the couple that complete remission is very difficult to obtain. Women who suffer of dyspareunia have an increased sensitivity to pain. In the case of dyspareunia caused by medical conditions, healing consists of relaxation methods, exercises, progressive muscle relaxation and variation of sexual life „temperature” of the relationship, involving the partner in the therapy too. The client needs to feel that she is beautiful, attractive. She needs to maintain a permanent dialog with the partner. This is an important marital problem and therapists need to respect the values of the family involved. For the future it is important to help women and couples (classical, homosexual, disabled) to cure painful sexual intercourse and improve their intimacy.

Keywordsdyspareunia, vaginismus, dyadic approach, painful intercourse.

 

 

Etiological Factors of Psychological Nature in Sexual Dysfunctions

 

Mădălina Maria Voinea & Cristian Delcea * 

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania

*Corresponding author: cristian.delcea.cj@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 36-41 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Voinea M. M., & Delcea C., (2020). Painful intercourse. Dyspareunia and Vaginismus. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 36-41. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.17

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Through this paper, we aimed to better understand the psychological factors that influence the development and evolution of sexuality. This work that can be beneficial in the evaluation stage of clients who come to the office with sexual dysfunctions of a psychogenic nature and in that of conceptualization of the case as well as in following essential steps in establishing the therapeutic objectives and strategy and, of course, in the evolution of the case. At the same time, we wanted to draw attention to the multitude, variety, complexity and interactions between personal, social, biological, relationship factors, etc. which influences and enhances the appearance, maintenance and, why not, amelioration of sexual dysfunctions, each of which can be a significant node in the therapeutic approach to sexual dysfunctions. We also aimed to review, from a cognitive perspective, the psychogenesis factors of sexual dysfunction, cognitive structures, the transformation of an irrational / dysfunctional thinking style into a rational, adaptive, healthy one, (but not the only one) among the aspects that contribute to the success of any therapy.

Keywordssexuality, cognitive schemas, irrational cognitions, cognitive therapy, etiological factors, automatic thoughts.

 

Female orgasm disorder

 

Alexandra Kocsis* 

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania

*Corresponding author: alexkocsis11@yahoo.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 42-46 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Kocsis A., (2020). Female orgasm disorder. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 42-46. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/10.46388/ijass.2020.13.18

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Female orgasm disorder is a very common condition affecting a large part of population, women directly and men indirectly leading to multiple consequences. It is also one of the most frequent disorders coming to a sex therapist’s clinic. This paper is a summary of causes, symptoms and options of therapy.

Keywordsfemale orgasm disorder, orgasm dysfunction, anorgasmia, couple therapy, CBT.

 

Paraphilias and paraphilic behaviors. Voaiorismul

 

Ioana Mirică* 

Titu Maiorescu University -Faculty of Psychology, Romania

*Corresponding author: ioana.mirica85@gmail.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 47-52 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Mirică I., (2020). Paraphilias and paraphilic behaviors. Voaiorismul. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 47-52. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.19

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       Voyeurism, sometimes called scopophilia comes from the Greek (σκοπός skopos = viewer - φιλία filia = love, pleasure) is a psychosexual disorder (paraphilia) in which a person obtains sexual pleasure from looking at nudes, genitals or other sexual acts , the flyer usually remaining hidden from the eyes of others.

Keywordsvoyeurism, paraphilic disorder, psychological factors, physiological factors.

 

Psychodynamic formulations of paraphilias

 

Diana Dragu & Cristian Delcea * 

Ecological University of Bucharest, Psychology Faculty, Romania

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania

*Corresponding author: office@sexology.ro

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 53-58 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Dragu D., & Delcea C., (2020). Paraphilias and paraphilic behaviors. Voaiorismul. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 53-58. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.20

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Therapists need to deal more and more with issues involving patients that engage in compulsive sexual behaviour or paraphilias. For the purpose of this article I would like to explore the psychodynamic perspective on paraphilias or perversions as they are referred to in the psychoanalytic literature. 

Keywordsperversion, psychoanalytic formulations, voyeurism, paedophilia.

 

Zoophilia

 

Maricica Palade* 

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania

*Corresponding author: yara778@yahoo.com

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 1, Pages 59-65 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Palade M., (2020). Zoophilia. An Individual Psychology Approach. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 59-65. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.21

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Zoophilia or zooerastia (1), bestiality (2), bestiosexuality is a sexual practice that causes pleasure to a group of people, restricted in percentage and of both sexes. During this article we aim to clarify aspects related to the history of this disorder, the degree of spread at the population level, forms of zoophilia, explanatory theories and therapeutic approaches.

Keywordszoophilia, bestiality, specified paraphilic disorder, paraphilias with sexual object deformity, sexually diverted behaviors.

 

Vol. 2, issue 2, 2020

Non-Paraphilic Hypersexual Disorder –Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder or Sexual Addiction 

 

Rafaela Angelescu & Cristian Delcea* 

University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania

*Corresponding author: office@sexology.ro

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 2, Pages 66-71 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Angelescu R., & Delcea C., (2020). Non-Paraphilic Hypersexual Disorder –Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder or Sexual Addiction. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 66-71. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.22

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The conceptualization of excessive sexual behavior has been intensely debated over the years, and the concept of hypersexuality is still controversial. After long debates, the indexation in ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision, World Health Organization, 2018) of excessive and problematic sexual behavior as a compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD) is welcome. There are still debates about the category of the disorder. In ICD-11, CSBD is classified as an impulse control disorder, but this classification is controversial, as there is evidence that CSBD has many addictive features (Kraus et al., 2016). Although the diagnosis of hypersexual disorder, proposed by Kafka, was not included in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, American Psychiatric Association, 2013), this diagnosis was supported by both clinical contexts as well as by some research that indicates that excessive sexual behavior can have serious consequences in an individual’s life (Kafka, 2010; Kaplan & Krueger, 2010, Reid et al., 2012).

Understanding, defining, and correctly diagnosing this disorder are important prerequisites for proper treatment, and allow also warning of certain risk factors for the development of this disorder.

Keywordshypersexuality, hypersexual disorder, compulsive sexual behavior disorder, compulsive online sexual behavior, sexual addiction.

 

Sex Therapy in the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation

 

Adrian-George Vlaicu & Cristian Delcea* 

"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania

Department of Advanced Studies in Sexology, Sexology Institute of Romania

*Corresponding author: office@sexology.ro

International Journal of Advanced Studies in Sexology
Volume 2, 2020 | Issue 2, Pages 72-76 | ISSN 2668-7194 (print), ISSN 2668-9987 (online)

Citation: Vlaicu A. G., & Delcea C., (2020). Sex Therapy in the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation. Int J Advanced Studies in Sexology. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 72-76. Sexology Institute of Romania.

DOI: 10.46388/ijass.2020.13.23

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Premature (rapid or early) ejaculation is a disorder that creates great personal distress in all aspects of the men’s life suffering from this condition, and also for their partners and for the relationship in general. The present article aims to create a general description of the known information for this sexual disorder and especially sex therapy techniques and methods used in the treatment of premature ejaculation.

Keywordspremature ejaculation, psycho-behavioral treatment, behavioral techniques, cognitive approaches, affective approaches, relational approaches.