Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 46, Issue 8, pp 2269–2274 | Cite as

Evaluate Models of High-Frequency Sexual Behaviors Already

  • Nicole PrauseEmail author

Walton, Cantor, Bhullar, and Lykins (2017) review models of high-frequency sexual behaviors that range from pathological to normophilic. They then offer a new model of high-frequency sexual behaviors: the “Sexhavior Cycle of Hypersexuality.” Explicitly enumerating these models was a worthwhile outcome of Walton et al.’s review. Many unfamiliar with the science of high-frequency sexual behavior continue to mistake model names for mere convenient labels. For example, Schneider (2014, p. 53) makes this error when stating that “there is still some disagreement in the field about appropriate terminology” so the terms should be used “interchangeably.” Empirically supported treatments (ESTs) are developed through the process of making risky predictions generated by theoretical models (McFall, 1991, 2000). What you “call it” matters a great deal as Walton et al. demonstrate. Walton et al. were limited, however, by: (1) a tendency to overweight clinical anecdotes (Meehl, 1973) and (2) timidity...


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