SADOMASOCHISM. Kristen Ellison, Stephanie Efferson, Alexandra DePrince, Anatesha Dunn. DSM-IV Criteria For Sadism.
Kristen Ellison, Stephanie Efferson, Alexandra DePrince, Anatesha Dunn
Pharmalogical- medication treatments: medoroxyprogesterone acetate [Depro-Vera] and cyproterone acetate decrease levels of circulating testerone decreasing drive and aggression (“Sexual Masochism”).
Surgical- castration and steroatactic neurosurgery
Psychotherapy- aimed at uncovering and working through the underlying cause of the behavior.
Cognitive-Behavioral- Aversive conditioning using stimuli to decrease and eliminate behavior (“Sexual Masochism”).
-33% of men and 28% women preferred
-41% of men and 40% of women
preferred submissive roles
-26% of men and 32% of women are versatile (Hyde and DeLamater 430).
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